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2012-06-14

City marshal resigns effective June 12

By Judith Pannebaker BCC Editor

In a move not entirely unanticipated, Bandera City Marshal Kenneth Menn resigned his position effective 6 pm, Tuesday, June 12. He was appointed by former Mayor Horst Pallaske in mid-April.

In letters to City Manager Mike Cardenas, Mayor Pro Tem Maggie Schumacher and city council, Menn cited "changed situations and circumstances that forced his decision" as the reasons behind his resignation.

Praising Cardenas, Menn noted, "You are really a great administrator to work for. Your other employees are very fortunate to have you as a supervisor and the city and its citizens are better off because of your efforts." Menn also singled out for praise Deputy Marshal Earl Heidelberg, whom he "has enjoyed working with."

According to Cardenas, he and Menn had discussed the probable resignation the previous day. "This decision was arrived at mutually. It appears it is best for Ken and the city," Cardenas said.

"We are certainly sorry to lose Ken as city marshal," Schumacher said, "and we wish him all the best."

More details about a possible replacement or interim marshal will be forthcoming, she added.

As one city-watching wag observed, "It shouldn't be too difficult to find a new city marshal for Bandera. You have at least four law enforcement officers who appear to need jobs after the primary election."