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Plans to resign pushed back

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By John D. Harden / Staff Writer

After announcing last week that he planned to step down from his position in February, Pilot Point City Manager Thomas Adams has vowed to help the city complete a citywide water supply project.

During the city’s last meeting, Adams submitted his letter of resignation to the council, but in an act of respect for the city manager, the council voted not to accept it.

Adams said he appreciated the council’s gesture of support and agreed to stay on longer than his anticipated February departure date to make sure a number of the city’s major projects are completed.

In his resignation letter to the council, he said he would consider staying on longer if the council requested. He told council members that there are a number of important projects that need to be worked on in 2013.

One is a water project that could be finished by the end of June. A new water well has been a goal for the city for a while, and the city is in the process of purchasing land for a well site.

According to city officials, the improvement is necessary to strengthen the city’s water system and allow for future growth.

Other projects include street and sidewalk improvements and various building repairs.

Adams said he’s willing to help city officials complete their projects before he departs.

“I am working through some health-related issues,” he said. “For now, I will focus in on the city projects and see how I am doing once we wrap them up. Then I will consider my options.”

According to Pilot Point officials, Adams was appointed city manager of Pilot Point in May 2010.

Prior to coming to Pilot Point, Adams served in various city manager and assistant manager positions in Texas cities that included Abilene, Sundown, Seminole, Odessa, San Angelo and Lubbock.

He has a master’s in public administration from Brigham Young University.

JOHN D. HARDEN can be reached at 940-566-6882. His e-mail address is  .