Fanslau leaving position as Sullivan County Manager
SULLIVAN COUNTY, N.Y. -- Sullivan County Manager David Fanslau is leaving his position in March. This announcement comes after a push by the Sullivan County Legislature to switch to a county executive form of government.
Last month, Sullivan County Legislator Jonathan Ruis called for his colleagues to grant Fanslau a two year contract until the process of replacing the current system of government is complete. But five legislators went on record saying they wanted Fanslau gone. They argued this current push for executive is a distraction and ultimately a decision for the voters to make.
On Thursday, County Legislature Chairman Scott Samuelson and David Fanslau issued a statement, saying Fanslau will be ending his position next month. The statement reads, "Mr. Fanslau and the Sullivan County Legislature have amicably agreed to enter into a Separation Agreement, ending Mr. Fanslau’s position as Sullivan County Manager, effective at 12:01 AM on March 2, 2013. The Sullivan County Legislature thanks Mr. Fanslau for his years of dedicated service to Sullivan County, and wishes him the best in his future endeavors."