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Borough maintenance director asked to resign

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010

The Kenai Peninsula Borough's maintenance director resigned Monday at Borough Mayor Dave Carey's request, Carey said Wednesday.

Carey said the personnel change, which ousts Loran Maggi, comes with the intent to change the way the maintenance department functions.

"I'm looking at how I could restructure that department," Carey said. But he was short on details.

"As with any issue with personnel, there's not a whole lot I can say," Carey said via telephone from Ketchikan, where he traveled for a meeting of the Pioneers of Alaska.

Maggi said he did not have any warning about the resignation request, however, he respects the mayor's move.

"Going into it, I knew it was an at-will job, and the mayor is fully within his authority to take things in the direction he wants to take them," Maggi said. Maggi, 62, said he was in the position about a year and a half and responsible for about 40 employees.

"I fully understand that if he wants to make changes it's fully within his authority," Maggi said.

Andrew Waite can be reached at andrew.waite@peninsulaclarion.com



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