By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter
Marlborough – The City Council accepted the resignation of Building Commissioner Michael Mendoza during its July 7 meeting. The letter was presented to the council by Ward 3 City Councilor Matt Elder.
The communication, addressed “To Whom It May Concern,” stated: “After a long assessment of the way that I have been performing my job here, I have come to the conclusion that I cannot perform the job to the expectations that are needed by the City of Marlborough.
“The time I currently put into the job does not seem to be enough to address the
various needs in which is expected from this position.
“I have always found the work to be very satisfying but with so much going on and the
demands put on this position, I find myself falling short to perform the job properly.”
Mendoza added in the letter that he feels that the various changes he has implemented has “helped to make the department a bit more efficient.”
He has given a two-week notice with his last day to be July 18.
Mayor Arthur Vigeant appointed Mendoza to the position in August 2012, for a three-year term, replacing Stephen Reid who announced his retirement after being in the city's Building Department since 1987. ?Mendoza had held Building Commission positions in Carver, Hudson and Fairhaven prior to being hired in Marlborough.
The resignation letter was accepted by the council with no discussion.
Vigeant's office issued a statement after the meeting.
“Mr. Mendoza was not pressured to resign in any way, shape or form. In fact, his resignation was unexpected but is one that appears is best for him at this time. The mayor respects his decision and accepted his resignation with regret and gratitude for his hard work and service. Our office has already begun working with Mike on a transition plan. He served the city well and we wish him nothing but the best in the future,” the statement said.