Despite rumors to the contrary, East Ridge City Attorney John Anderson gave no indication Thursday that he plans to resign that post.
“I have not resigned,” he said Thursday. “I have not announced a (resignation).”
An East Ridge residents’ group has questioned whether Mr. Anderson, who serves as attorney for East Ridge and the Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority, had a conflict of interest serving in both posts. Mr. Anderson made his comments after an afternoon WWTA committee meeting.
Hamilton County Commissioner Curtis Adams reported Tuesday that authority Chairman Henry Hoss said Mr. Anderson would resign his East Ridge attorney position.
On Thursday, Mr. Adams reiterated that he thought Mr. Anderson would resign.
“He’ll bow out gracefully,” Mr. Adams said. “He won’t make a scene there.”
Mr. Hoss has not said whether Mr. Anderson would resign, but he said the authority has asked Mr. Anderson to “clear up any potential conflicts.” WWTA officials want to eliminate the perception of any conflict, Mr. Hoss said.
East Ridge Mayor Mike Steele has said he has received no word that Mr. Anderson is planning to resign.
The Hamilton County Commission is waiting two weeks to receive detailed bills showing the work Mr. Anderson has done for the authority. Mr. Adams said he has requested similar information from East Ridge.