MONTICELLO - Village Manager David Sager will resign from his post at the beginning of June after more than three years on the job.

In a letter to Deputy Mayor George Nikolados, Sager cited the work atmosphere in the village as the reason for his departure. His last day will be June 1.

"I have reached the point where I have to say enough," Sager wrote. "I cannot continue to work in such a dysfunctional, hostile and toxic work environment any longer."

Sager started as manager in December of 2014. He was previously a county legislator and the deputy commissioner of the county Department of Family Services.

He's one of the longest-tenured managers in recent memory for a position that has been a revolving door for more than 20 years.

Sager added that the recent resignations of former Mayor Doug Solomon and Treasurer Melissa DeMarmels signal working conditions will "continue to deteriorate at a rapid pace," and he predicted more people will resign.

Solomon recently resigned due to the demands of his new job as the City of Newburgh’s police chief. Trustee Gary Sommers was appointed mayor at the village board's meeting on Tuesday.

Sager also called for the consolidation of the village into the Town of Thompson in his resignation letter.

"It is my strong suggestion that the Village of Monticello seek to dissolve at this time into the more financially stable and structurally sound Town of Thompson," he wrote. "In my mind, it is necessary given the state of affairs."

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