City of Clinton Code Enforcement and Zoning official Tim Clark has announced his resignation “to pursue other interests” he said Monday, July 24. Clark expects to leave the positions “roughly” Sept. 1, but intends to remain available both for the city and whoever takes the position to assure a smooth transition, he said.

Clark will remain as the city’s Floodplain administrator, pending the city being able to find a qualified person for that role. “That’s the hard one,” Clark explained, due to nature of testing and certification required for the Floodplain Administrator position.

Clark has been Code Enforcement and Zoning official for roughly 18 months. He was tight-lipped about where he was going to once he left the position, but stated he would remain in the area. Clark was born and raised in Van Buren County.

City of Clinton Mayor Richard McCormac said advertising for the position would begin right away, accepting resumes through Aug. 2, with interviews to start shortly thereafter. He hoped, McCormac said, to have someone in position by end-of-August, but noted that Clark’s flexibility in giving a final date would make this a relatively smooth transition.