Council member Charles Raleigh has asked for Cumberland Mayor Carl Hatfield to resign in an open letter sent to several media outlets on Thursday. In the letter, Raleigh states that it is in the best interest of the city and the citizens that the mayor resigns in order to avoid further financial burden and embarrassment. “The call for his resignation is prompted by his actions regarding budget issues. He’s going over budget by creating positions that are not in the personnel manual. Only the council can create positions. He has also taken upon himself to hire a water supervisor at $20 per hour; that’s not in our pay scale for that position. But the council has to come up with the money,” said Raleigh.
Cumberland Mayor Asked to Step Down
By Anders Eld, Harlan Daily Enterprise • Dec 30, 2011