Former Rollingwood City Administrator Charles Winfield resigned his position Wednesday afternoon before City Council met for its monthly meeting.
Rollingwood City Council discussed Winfield’s status in an executive session at the end of Wednesday’s council meeting but did not release a statement regarding the closed-door conversation.
"Charles Winfield gave the city a letter on Wednesday afternoon that stated, “I am resigning my position of City Administrator for the City of Rollingwood effective immediately upon the city’s receipt of this letter,” Rollingwood Mayor Roxanne McKee told Community Impact Newspaper Friday afternoon. "There was no allegation or suspicion of any violation of law nor impropriety by Charles."
She said the city has not yet made a decision regarding the hiring of a new city administrator or other staff person.
Community Impact Newspaper contacted Winfield on Friday afternoon, who confirmed he had resigned but was not willing to comment on the situation at this time.
Winfield was hired by Rollingwood in 2013, becoming the city’s first administrator since Vickey Rudy left in September 2009. He had previously served as the city of Polacios’ administrator as well.
In an interview with Community Impact Newspaper in December, McKee, who initially served on the city council from 2009-11, said the hire of a new city administrator in 2013 was one of the primary reasons she rejoined the council in 2014.
“I strongly believe that a city need’s an administrator,” McKee said in December. “The city had an administrator again so it seemed like [City Council] would be a more conducive environment [than before].”