Mansfield, N.Y. - Mansfield Town Highway Superintendent Gary Hahn has resigned his elected position after town officials and residents raised concerns about his failure to show up for work over the past several months.
Mansfield Town Supervisor Robert Keis says Hahn submitted a letter of resignation to the town. The deputy highway superintendent Brad Hurley has been filling many of his responsibilities when Hahn did not show up for work. Keis says that costs the town extra money as Hurley had to work overtime to handle the administrative duties as well as his regular job.
Two On Your Side's Ron plants first reported on the no-show highway superintendent on Friday of last week after a viewer contacted our Two On Your Side tipline.
John Barry and other town residents have raised concerns that town officials were not doing enough on this situation as Hahn continued to collect his $40,000 salary, health benefits, and credits for his retirement. But Keis says they have been advised that legally there was nothing the town could do and must wait for Hahn's term to expire at the end of the year. There will now be an election for Mansfield Highway Superintendent in November.