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Manchester Post Office Remains Open, City Administrator Resigns

Manchester aldermen pass the 2012 budget, the city administrator resigns and the post office will remain open.

At Monday night's Manchester Board of Aldermen meeting, Mayor David Willson announced that despite talk of a possible closure, the will remain open for another four years. The office in Manchester Meadows will however close, Willson said.

Also Monday, Manchester City Administrator and City Engineer Ed Blattner announced he can no longer hold both positions affectively and resigned as the city administrator. Blattner served as the city administrator for seven years. He will continue to serve as the city engineer and remain working as the city administrator until that position is filled. The city administrator is an appointed position.

"The two positions are overwhelming timewise." Willson tells Patch about Blattner's resignation. He also said he's pleased Blattner will continue to serve as city engineer.

"I want to commend Ed for making the decision to step down. The fact that he's doing so for the benefit of the people of Manchester, his elderly mother and in-laws speaks volumes about the quality of his character." Willson stated after Blattner's announcement. "I want to thank Ed for his many years as the city administrator."

Without any discussion, the Manchester Board of Aldermen passed the city's fiscal year 2012 budget Monday night. David Tuberty, director of finance for the city of Manchester, gave a presentation on the proposed 2012 fiscal budget at the last board of aldermen meeting. Tuberty said there is a projected revenue of all funds combined of $16.9 million with projected expenditures of $16.5 million for the overall budget.

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Filing for the 2012 election opens at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.

For more details on Monday's meeting see the agenda and supporting documents included in the PDF portion of this article.

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