HIGH SPRINGS – High Springs City Manager Ashley Stathatos sent City Commissioners a brief letter of resignation on Nov. 16.  In the letter she said, “I appreciate my time in the City of High Springs.  I would like to submit my resignation.  If it suffices with the City Commission, my last day will be February 29th.  My contract stipulates I need to give the City Commission sixty days notice.  I am willing to stay if the Commission needs me an extra month in order to get a new City Manager.  Thank you, Ashley.”

Stathatos, who joined the City in 2020, said, “I think I did a really good job for the City since I have been here.  I have had a wonderful staff and we have accomplished quite a lot in the past three years.”

About some of the accomplishments, Stathatos said, “I am really very proud of the Bridlewood development.  This will be a high-level development in which I have been able to negotiate sites that are to be allocated to a school, a police and a fire station, parks within five minutes walking distance from every home, pedestrian trails and much more.”

Stathatos went on to say, “Since I have been here we have updated our Comprehensive Plan, completed construction of a third well, which we needed for redundancy, and adopted impact fees to help pay for parks, roads and general government services.  A new wastewater treatment plant is under construction for which we have received more than $10 million in funding from Suwannee River Water Management District and the Department of Environmental Protection. 

“We annexed property into the City and approved a solar power array through Duke Energy.  This is a passive use of the property that will bring a significant amount of revenue into High Springs.”

Stathatos also said, “I have enjoyed my time in High Springs.  It has been a privilege to serve this community and I wish the best for the City.”

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