Slatington is once again without a borough manager.
Steve Salvesen, who was appointed to the post Nov. 24 at a salary of $60,000, has stepped down.
Contacted Thursday, Salvesen told the TIMES NEWS he left the position because he has chosen to "retire."
Salvesen, 70, of Hanover Township, said he informed borough council "recently" of his intentions.
Efforts to contact borough solicitor Edmund J. Healy and council President Galen Freed in time for today's publication were unsuccessful.