PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — After two hours of executive session at City Hall, the Presque Isle city councilors unanimously accepted City Manager Martin Puckett’s resignation on Tuesday evening.
Puckett submitted his resignation to the council last week to take a job as executive director at Central Aroostook Association, which helps people with disabilities. Puckett was city manager for 11 years. He leaves the city position on Oct. 15.
A working group of city staff members and up to two city councilors will explore the next steps to appoint the next city manager. Presque Isle city councilors wished Puckett luck on his future endeavors.
“[Puckett] is on record supporting many initiatives of City Council and staff over his tenure as City Manager,” according to a press release from Presque Isle city councilors. “The City Council appreciates his contributions in bringing Presque Isle to where we are today.”