City Manager of Kermit Resigns 10/18/13
CBS 7 News
October 18, 2013
KERMIT, TX-The City of Kermit is without a City Manager yet again.
Last night citizens who attended the city council meeting in Kermit celebrated when Pete Kampfer’s resignation was announced.
"The whole counsel asked him for his resignation. It was the best interest for the city and the citizens and that's what I can disclose," said Kermit Councilman Julio Pena.
Pete Kamfer spent the last 6-months in office trying to, as he says, "Re-Klaim Kermit," and now the City Manager’s office is left empty with many unanswered questions.
According to Kampfer, his resignation was a mutual decision between him and the city council, regardless of what Pena and other residents in the area said.
"They didn't want to support me and back me and that was the message; so we worked out terms and I submitted my resignation right now being agreeable to both of us that we've separated, " said Kampfer.
The city's Mayor Ken Mays says he supported Kampfer 100% and will continue what they started together—the “ReKlaim Kermit Campaign.”
"Our community needs to know we're still here, and we're still concerned about our city, and we're going to go forward with so many things we set and planned for in the future," said Mays.
When it comes down to it, Kampfer says he was hired to make changes and is all about building a community and economic growth.
"I have no plans for the immediate time. I have had nothing on the books or the charts or anything. I was planning to be here so we’ll do some assessment and regroup and plow forward.
As of now, Kampfer will be paid his salary for another 6-months and wishes the City of Kermit the best of luck.
Kampfer says most likely he will be moving back to New Mexico and says one thing is for sure—he will not be getting back into city management again.