Marshville manager turns in her resignation

Dec 26, 2013 Full story: The Charlotte Observer 66

This time it's Marshville in eastern Union County. Manager Amanda Reid tendered her resignation this month, effective March 31. Two new people joined the five-member Town Council in early December and it was clear that a majority of the board wanted to go in a new direction, Mayor Frank Deese said Thursday.

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Main St Business Owner

Matthews, NC

#23 Jan 29, 2014
Agh uh for all you naysayers this website now is solid prove that she does have a friend. But the meeting only has space for 3 people? Plenty for her entourage of Edminston, Traywick, and ?? o yeah forgot the chubby girl at town hall, sh!t she takes up 2 of the seats by herself. Is it not strange to anyone that neither of the four even live in town, and all think alike, which is to screw the towns people.Think how nice if all four left town at the same time and forgot how to get back. Damn, I got to stop hitting the pipe, too much hallucinating.
snowball

Matthews, NC

#24 Jan 29, 2014
Finally someone realizes how smart the amanda really is. If you people would take the time to talk to her she wouldve told you. Other managers didnt know how to increase revenue and balance the books. She showed us how easy it was, up taxes, raises water bills and fire anybody that gets in the way. If you cant find a good reason to fire them pay a private firm $10,000 to do the dirty work. Oh shtt I shouldnt have told that part!!! jWell its not like its real money anyway its just you know taxes and stuff.
Neighbor

Wingate, NC

#25 Jan 30, 2014
Show Down Monday Night-Be there-I will be- someone is going to put her-the Mayor and some of the council members in there Place!!!! It is Time!!!!!
Citizen

Matthews, NC

#26 Jan 30, 2014
Same ol story, they done nuttin in 2 months, nuttin happnen Monday. all scare tactik
Citizen

Matthews, NC

#27 Jan 30, 2014
dont take me rong, i want her to go away too, jus wont happen monday. all is talk aroun town.
catlady

Matthews, NC

#28 Jan 30, 2014
Miss Reid is da one thats goin be laffing in the end. Hav nuff cash to feed her 14 cats, all the cigret money she needs, aint never gots to work again. That 30k buy nuff smokes to last her to least 2016, must be nice. Wont take much buy one dem parakeekes teach him to say you tha best you tha best you tha best
Marshville Knight

Matthews, NC

#29 Jan 30, 2014
Sorry to be away a few days but duty calls. Got to feed the pie holes. Sure seems to me that each day more and more info comes out to the public about our little sweety. She must enjoy a fight, maybe shes into S&M, you know as in whips and chains. Just dont seem like she can put up a good fight though. She better have some legitimate answers for the "new world order" come monday. My money is on Big Jim and the girls, which is the side of justice for our town. Hope they put this to bed come monday for real. Dont prolong the agony. Do what we elected you for.
Neighbor

Wingate, NC

#30 Jan 30, 2014
Marshville Knight wrote:
Sorry to be away a few days but duty calls. Got to feed the pie holes. Sure seems to me that each day more and more info comes out to the public about our little sweety. She must enjoy a fight, maybe shes into S&M, you know as in whips and chains. Just dont seem like she can put up a good fight though. She better have some legitimate answers for the "new world order" come monday. My money is on Big Jim and the girls, which is the side of justice for our town. Hope they put this to bed come monday for real. Dont prolong the agony. Do what we elected you for.
Agree-Agree-A gambler and not betting against you on this one...
Marshville Citizen 19

Matthews, NC

#31 Jan 30, 2014
Is it barely possible the town manager can be "converted" from the Liberal Orthodox religion, and continue on as a useful member of society? I don't see why not. It's not easy wiping the Liberalism they indoctrinate these minds with, when they study this stuff in college and get their degree in the field of town management.
The US has been under 2 Constitutions since 1964--the original one and the Civil Rights Act, which in essence, is the constitution of Liberalism. It doesn't matter which manager you replace her with, chances will be their loyalties will be with the CRA, and is the yardstick they measure by. Bureaucrats invariably are Liberals, trained with it, ingrained with it., and bound by it. They're not going to recognize the will of a town--their rule of law comes from the other direction. From the top (Feds); down. No matter what town manager you hire, you have to keep them on a leash every second. Liberals will be Liberals.
broketired

Matthews, NC

#32 Jan 30, 2014
This town will be in debt to Jim, Morgan,and Norma for cleaning up this mess. They're proof that our votes do matter. Without them this town would be nothing but Habitat and thugs...
Marshville Knight

Matthews, NC

#33 Jan 31, 2014
I agree that we all need to remember these three people as the ones that had the courage to stand for what is right for Marshville. We must give Norma alot of credit for her patience and wisdom to be able to put up with a council for two years knowing her vote didnt matter as Frank had control. She hung in there, voted her mind in the face of adversity, and now has the allies she needed to take this town back and out of this depression. With Mrs. Morgans intelligence, Jim Rowells courage not to back down from bully Frank, and Normas will of the people, we will overcome. Whomever reads this should bring it to the attention of them and let them know how much the people appreciate them and we will support them 110%. We know they are on the side of rightiouness and will no let us down. We love you.
Main St Business Owner

Matthews, NC

#34 Jan 31, 2014
Meeting monday..........waiting to see when she will send the agenda out and what she "forgot" to include this month. She was told to explain her numbers in detail for the trash service, wondering how that will work out for her. Anybody get the agenda please post or let me know so I can request my copy. They charge for a copy now at town hall, 50 cent page. Januarys agenda cost $37.00 for anyone that wanted a copy. Going to call and request to be put on the sunshine list to get it emailed to me for free. Citizens shouldnt have to pay for information about a meeting of the town. gots to raise the money for the red bull budget i guess. Regarding the trash service, last month she blamed it on the last manager that set the fee, and she was correct, the last manager did in fact set the fee and she did not change it. Only problem is that she REQUIRED everyone that has water service to pay for it, thus bringing the state statutes into play that says a town can not charge more for service than what their own cost are. The last manager set the price based on voluntary use, not mandatory use. She should have reviewed the cost and adjusted the fee before throwing it down our throats. The fees she had listed last month were all inflated to justify her action, only she forgot there were new and improved council members, and they uncovered her scheme. Cant wait to see what she comes up with this month.
Othertownmanager comments

Matthews, NC

#35 Jan 31, 2014
Heard that someone will be contacting the NC City and County Managers Association in connection with her actions regarding the Anderson Health Services fiasco. They have a strict code of ethics and can ruin someone if it were found that she violated any of them. The best thing for her is to come clean and step down before they start investigating any wrongdoing. Would not be good for someone if they had ghost in the closet.
ClipClip

Matthews, NC

#36 Feb 2, 2014
I believe is something wrong upstairs with this lady. I spoke with several people and they told her months ago, before the election, that this was coming and she needed to change her thinking. She told them that she was in charge, didnt take opinions from employees or citizens, or council members on how to do her job. She has legislative powers that no one can take away. And further more the mayor has her back if she needs it. I guess for her seeing is believing. She broke town policies, possibly state laws, slapped employees in the face with disrespect, had no regard for the town citizens, wasteful spending, broken contracts that the town has had for years with good vendors, raised taxes, water fees, trash fees, and any other fee she could. Cant possibly do all these things and still keep your job, not here, not anywhere. The writing on the wall is evident and in bold print, she needs to go. If indeed she was as intelligent as she would claim then why wont she just leave? Possibly a few more ghost to come out that she needs to try to keep hidden? She may be thinking about getting the council to sign a new agreement so they wont sue her for neglect for her past actions after she departs. I imagine there will be alot of things to come out after she is gone, as the current employees can not speak out as long as she has control over them. Will be nice to hear what they say after she goes. The council signed an agreement not to say anything negative about her time here, but the employees havent signed any such agreement. She better be careful which bridges she burns, if she has any left unburnt.
Citizens

Wingate, NC

#37 Feb 2, 2014
Bridges already burned with Citizens and some employees-getting ready to go up in Smoke...
MarcHef

Matthews, NC

#38 Feb 2, 2014
It is a sorry state of affairs when you have to stoop so low to write b/s about a person that has devoted her life to the citizens she serves. She may not always make good decisions, and at times strays from the truth to get her way, but she always means well. She never meant this town to get so f-uped and was only taking actions that she thought would be good for her career. This town didnt get screwed up overnight and will not recover overnight. She went to Marshville to fix past mistakes, made by other managers that came before her, but things only got worse. Its not her fault that Radford Thomas and James Bennett were such screw-balls, un-educated, and self serveing managers, that left your town in such disarray. Again, she has done her best to correct all the things that were done incorrect in the past, but no one seems to give her credit for this. When she arrived to your town the bank account was empty, and she found ways to build it up again. The employees had no direction, and she set them in the right direction to make their life to have more meaning, for them to think about the town 24 hours a day 7 days a week. She may have kept some secrets and did a few unethical things, but all to make Marshville a better place for her. You give this person no respect. She will laugh as she drives away from you scum. You deserve what you get. She tried.
Watcher74

Fayetteville, NC

#39 Feb 2, 2014
MarcHef seemed to have a close personal relationship with the aforementioned person. However the situation(s) in question seem(s) to point that SHE is more interested in her own agenda than the well being of the citizens of Marshville. If she was so interested in the best for Marshville, then why destroy documents....maybe to cover her tracks? Why cover her windows to keep people from seeing her in her office? Why lie about what was going on with the backing of the Mayor.

Her brand of leadership and ethics has no place in city government!

I'd advise MarcHef, since he is so close to the Town Manager, to advise her to move on, build her resume, and shoot for the office of the President of The United States with MarcHef as the Chief of Staff. The both already have down the tactic of blaming their predessors for their ineptness.

BTW...maybe Edmondson could be the Press Secretary.
hole in the wall

Paterson, NJ

#40 Feb 2, 2014
MarcHef wrote:
It is a sorry state of affairs when you have to stoop so low to write b/s about a person that has devoted her life to the citizens she serves. She may not always make good decisions, and at times strays from the truth to get her way, but she always means well. She never meant this town to get so f-uped and was only taking actions that she thought would be good for her career. This town didnt get screwed up overnight and will not recover overnight. She went to Marshville to fix past mistakes, made by other managers that came before her, but things only got worse. Its not her fault that Radford Thomas and James Bennett were such screw-balls, un-educated, and self serveing managers, that left your town in such disarray. Again, she has done her best to correct all the things that were done incorrect in the past, but no one seems to give her credit for this. When she arrived to your town the bank account was empty, and she found ways to build it up again. The employees had no direction, and she set them in the right direction to make their life to have more meaning, for them to think about the town 24 hours a day 7 days a week. She may have kept some secrets and did a few unethical things, but all to make Marshville a better place for her. You give this person no respect. She will laugh as she drives away from you scum. You deserve what you get. She tried.
MORE LIES......you dont know what the hell you are talking about.
MarcHef

Matthews, NC

#41 Feb 2, 2014
I am sorry you feel this way about such a well educated and professional woman. You really have not given her a chance to get to know you, or you to know her. She is not as you people describe her. She is highly intelligent, a Masters Degree, which I am sure no one else in Marshville has, and most cant even spell Masters Degree. You finally get a manager that can control things in town, get the town running forward, making money, and you want to run her off. She has been a savior for the town, you would have ended up flat broke without her fixing things and increasing the revenues. A bunch of idiots.
hole in the wall

Paterson, NJ

#42 Feb 2, 2014
MarcHef wrote:
I am sorry you feel this way about such a well educated and professional woman. You really have not given her a chance to get to know you, or you to know her. She is not as you people describe her. She is highly intelligent, a Masters Degree, which I am sure no one else in Marshville has, and most cant even spell Masters Degree. You finally get a manager that can control things in town, get the town running forward, making money, and you want to run her off. She has been a savior for the town, you would have ended up flat broke without her fixing things and increasing the revenues. A bunch of idiots.
name calling. Yea your so smart. Its called common sense.Something she is lacking. Keep calling people names I will see you monday night.

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