Montcalm County controller resigns

Montcalm County

STANTON, Mich. (WOOD) — Montcalm County’s controller has quit.

Bob Clingenpeel sent an email Thursday to say he was resigning immediately, Montcalm County Board of Commissioners Chairman Patrick Carr told News 8 Monday. He said he was not given a reason why.

The Greenville Daily News reported that Clingenpeel had not been at work for about three weeks and that it was unclear why.

Clingenpeel took over as controller in 2016 and tasked with getting the county’s messy finances in order. A consultant said there had been budgeting problems for more than a decade. Later that year, county commissioners OK’d sweeping staff cuts in an attempt to save more than $1.76 million and start fixing the issues.

Carr will take the controller job on an interim basis until someone else is selected to take over.

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