The mayor of Mount Airy has resigned amid complaints from City Hall staff and Town Council members that he bullied people.
But David Pyatt told The Frederick News-Post before stepping down Monday night that he was being forced out by those who favor more rapid growth of the community of nearly 9,000 people, about 25 miles west of Baltimore.
Pyatt also resigned as Town Council president. He had held the dual role since February, following the resignation of former Mayor Frank Johnson.
The Carroll County Times quotes Councilwoman Wendi Peters as saying Pyatt’s resignation follows instances of bullying, intimidation, profanity and threats against people’s jobs.
Pyatt acknowledges raising his voice, but says it reflected stress over growth plans and water issues.