BATESVILLE — Editor, The Herald-Tribune:
Our city council meetings are open to the public and they are encouraged to participate. But its unfortunate that at our last city council meeting a former department head took it upon himself to publicly discuss the retirement of another department head.
Street commissioner Bob Hortemiller voluntarily retired from the city last month. People retire from jobs every day and this is no different. To characterize this retirement in any other way is wrong.
I publicly want to thank Bob for his many services to our city and wish him well is his future endeavors.
Mayor Rick Fledderman
City of Batesville