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Butler Submits Resignation as County Administrator

May 8th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

In a surprise announcement Thursday night,  Allegany County Administrator Brandon Butler made public, his decision to resign the position at the end of this month. Butler made the announcement at the end of the  regular meeting of the County Commissioners. Although neither Butler or the commissioners commented on why he had made the decision at this time, a well placed county source described the situation to WCBC News as a mutual parting of the ways. While on the surface there have been no obvious signs of division, behind the scenes there were reports of disagreements on a number of issues,  most notably the county’s pending economic development merger with the CEDC. Butler made brief remarks in what could be his final public appearance with the county- listing numerous accomplishments and challenges the county has tackled during his two plus years on the job- and concluding by saying that  now seems like an opportune time to move on…

County Commissioner David Caporale:

Finance director Jason Bennett will be named interim administrator.

7 Responses to “Butler Submits Resignation as County Administrator”

  1. May 08, 2020 at 7:10 am, Ken said:

    Well that was fast! We hardly got to know him. Was Butler in favor or against the CEDC merger?

    His hiring was trumpeted as the best thing since sliced bread, and during his tenure we had the closing of Westvaco and the CEDC, but have we had any positive things?


  2. May 08, 2020 at 9:05 am, Welchy said:

    So a bureaucrat is changing jobs, you know it’s a slow news day when Dave Norman has to fire up the phony-outrage machine over that


  3. May 08, 2020 at 10:03 am, John T Hare said:

    Butler did a lot for this area in a short time. He had no control over Westvaco. I would say this has a lot to do with the CEDC merger as everyone is starting to hear rumors.


  4. May 08, 2020 at 10:43 am, Ed Dodrill said:

    Not sure why he is upset wit the merger. The city is giving them everything on a silver platter.


  5. May 08, 2020 at 12:08 pm, Kevin said:

    Paul Kelly will soon ride in to save the day – pretty soon we will have big holes all over the county, not just on Maryland Avenue.


  6. May 08, 2020 at 1:14 pm, Cecil said:

    This was the plan all along. Paul Kelly will be the new administrator and Jason Buckel will be the county attorney.


    • May 08, 2020 at 2:47 pm, Ken said:

      And leave Matt Miller in charge of the Allegany Economic Committee? Boy oh boy what a mess we would have with these two bozos leading the county!


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