LEAVING OFFICE EARLY: Assessor stepping down in July

COLUMBIA CITY — Originally planning a paid hiatus from May to October, Whitley County Assessor Angie Heath now says she will resign on July 7.Heath was planning a trip to help her husband, a Larwill resident, run a resort he owns in Canada. The resort does not have any employees. “It’s the two of us, we do it all ourselves,” Heath said in March.Now in her 13th year with the Assessor’s Office and in the second year of her third term, originally planned to return after October and remain in office until Rita Sauders, deputy assessor, was fully trained at the position.According to Heath, she made attempts to have communication with county attorneys and officials and when communication was not returned, she chose the date of July 7.Heath will be venturing to Canada as originally planned to run the resort, however she will still spend two months corresponding with the county.“For two months they’ll have complete phone support. Rita, the Auditors Office, the Treasurers Office; anyone who may have questions or need help, I will be available,” Heath said.No specific date in May has been given for when Heath will leave.___For a more in depth look at this story, see the April 13 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.