AP councilman, finance director resign

Sunday Times Newspapers

ALLEN PARK —Two more officials have announced their departure from city government.

Councilman Kyle Tertzag and Finance Director Timothy McCurley both submitted their resignations after a special meeting Tuesday.

City Administrator Eric Waidelich announced his resignation in February. His last day in the position was March 11.

Tertzag, who works as the city administrator of Woodhaven, said he resigned because he felt he no longer could give the council position the time it required. His resignation took effect Wednesday.

“It seems like there’s two special meetings a week now, plus regular meetings,” Tertzag said. “It was getting to the point where I was burning the candle at both ends and the middle.”

Tertzag said the move was not motivated by the city’s recent financial troubles, including its decision to issue 30-day notices of layoffs to the entire Fire Department. Tertzag was absent from the Feb. 22 meeting where councilors voted to approve the move and later said he would have voted against it.

He also announced at a March 8 meeting that he would forgo his council paycheck for the rest of his time there.

Tertzag was elected to the council in 1995 and served through 2003, when he chose not to seek re-election. He then was elected again in 2007 and has served continuously since.

He said he hopes to spend more time with his 14-year-old son.

Per the city charter, the open council seat will be offered to Larry Templin, who was the runner-up for the post in the last election.

McCurley was appointed to his position six months ago.

He did not return telephone calls seeking comment by press time.