MetCom Executive Director Scott Bundy at a public hearing.

California, MD — The executive director of the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) has changed his mind. Scott Bundy has asked that his decision to resign be rescinded. The commission will act on that request at its Aug. 25 meeting.

Bundy announced his decision to resign at the board’s June 9 meeting, catching the members by surprise. Bundy declined to comment on his reasons for resigning, referring the press to a letter he had presented to the board. The board, on advice from Attorney Jacquelyn Meiser, refused to release the letter, saying it was a personnel matter.

Steve Willing, board chairman at the time of the resignation, did tell The BayNet that Bundy’s decision involved how the board was operating. Board Vice Chairman Bob Russell added that Bundy said the actions of the board “as a unit” made it difficult for him to operate.

MetCom is St. Mary’s County’s water and sewer authority.

Willing’s term as chairman has since expired and Brian “Puff” Barthelme was selected as the new chairman. Bundy told The BayNet that he had talked to some board members and staff in making his decision to remain. “I believe I have a lot to offer.” he said. Bundy had only been at the helm for six months when he announced his resignation.

A discussion on the rescinding of the resignation was on MetCom’s agenda for their Aug. 18 meeting. Bundy, however, was called out of town on a family emergency and did not attend the meeting, thus postponing the discussion.

Bundy had reportedly earlier in the week told a meeting of local civic club of his intention to request that he be allowed to stay on.

Bundy was thrown into the middle of a deeply-divided board over the employment of Meiser. The board voted 3-2 in May to eliminate the full-time attorney position and develop a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an attorney to work 20 hours a week.

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