UPDATE 11/19/2013 4:50 PM
After an ongoing battle with the mayor, a resignation from the Police Civil Service Commission.
Parkersburg Police Civil Service Commission President Robert Campbell officially resigned from his post.
Mayor Bob Newell accused Campbell of failing to perform the commission's legal duties, including required testing for jobs in the police department and was wanting him to resign.
But in his resignation letter Campbell talks about issues with the mayor.
"I hereby tender my resignation as a commissioner of the Parkersburg Police Civil Service Commisson. I have served with integrity and devotion...
I resign because of the hostile environment you have created over the last several months. In my consideration, you have written derogatory, defamatory, unprofessional, demeaning, and threatening letters to the commission in an effort to get your wishes."
Mayor Newell tells WTAP News he appreciates Robert Campbell's service and resignation. _____________________________________________________
He wants two civil service commissioners out and Parkersburg's mayor is willing to go to court to do it.
The city filed a petition to remove Civil Service Commission Member Joe Gonzales.
It's a follow-up to a letter the mayor sent last week to Gonzales and Commission President Robert Campbell wanting them to resign.
Mayor Newell accuses the two of failing to perform the commission's legal duties and abuse of authority, along with other violations of state law.
The mayor, in part, accuses the commissioners of failure to conduct required tests for positions in the police department.
Neither Gonzales nor Campbell formally resigned their posts, although Mayor Newell has been told Campbell intends to do so.