Surprise resignation means Vale city officials are back to recruiting

With former manager Alan Daniels' resignation, the city of Vale is once again seeking resumes in an attempt to hire a new manager. (Enterprise file photo)

VALE – Vale city officials are back where they were last year—looking for a new city manager.

Embattled City Manager Alan Daniels resigned late last Thursday after a three-hour closed session of the Vale City Council. The council was scheduled to discuss the sudden vacancy on Tuesday, too late for press time.

Daniels submitted a one-sentence resignation letter stating, “Effective immediately I resign as city manager of Vale.”

The letter referred to “attachments” but Vale Mayor Mike McLaughlin said no attachments were provided to him.

“I have no comment,” McLaughlin said when questioned last week about the resignation or the attachments.

Daniels had only been . . .