The Knysna Municipality has publicly responded to my query regarding the resignation of Knysna’s Town Planner. Unfortunately, it tells us nothing new of interest, nor who the Acting Municipal Manager was.
Knysna’s Director for Planning and Development, Mr. Mike Maughan-Brown, resigned at the end of March.
Knysna Executive Mayor Georlene Wolmarans says: “It is with sadness in my heart that I confirm Mike Maughan-Brown has resigned from his position as Director for Town Planning and Development. He has been a valuable member of the team and will be sorely missed. I, along with all of his friends and colleagues at the municipality, wish him well on his future endeavours when he leaves us at the end of May.”
As is standard practice Mr. Maughan-Brown handed in his resignation with two months’ notice personally to Knysna’s Municipal Manager, Mr. Grant Easton, on 30 March 2016.
“Although we have received demands to disclose the reasons for his resignation, this matter is a private one between employee and employer. His confidential letter has been placed in his personnel file with Human Resources,” says Mayor Wolmarans, “we are under no obligation to share the content with anyone.
“Mike Maughan-Brown has been a loyal and valued public servant to all Knysna residents during his time with the municipality. He has been an asset, often going beyond the call of duty.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to clarify certain assertions made about the availability of Municipal Manager Grant Easton last week. He was on leave to celebrate the graduation of one of his children, which is why all relevant matters were handled by the acting municipal manager.”