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Springville city attorney is latest to leave a post

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City Attorney Harold Mitchell resigned Thursday, becoming the latest in a string of departures from city government since Mayor Hal Wing took office in January.

Wing confirmed Friday that he accepted Mitchell's letter of resignation, which is effective July 3. When contacted by telephone Friday, Mitchell wouldn't say why he resigned nor what he plans to do after he leaves his long-time post as Springville city attorney.Wing also declined to give reasons for the resignation, but he did say that the city doesn't plan to hire another attorney.

"We're going to just contract it out and pay by the hour," he said. "I think we can save a considerable amount of money."

Mitchell's resignation is just one step in a restructuring process that has seen longtime City Recorder Doug Bird fired by Wing as well as the resignation of City Councilman Ralph Hitchcock, who was replaced by Rod Oldroyd.

In addition, the city recently created the new positions of administrative services director and public works director. The former will be filled by Lehi financial officer Cameron Gunter, who starts work July 6.

The latter position has also been filled, although Wing wouldn't say by whom, pending approval of the City Council.