John Lezoche retired after 36 years with the City. After just a few months on the job, Lezoche's replacement, Christine Bartleson, has decided she's had enough, too.
What would make her want to leave so soon?
Bartleson graduated from the University of North Carolina and spent four years there as the planning director in Bessemer City. A certified planner, she began working for Bethlehem Township in 2002. In 2006, she was recruited by the City's Planning Bureau, and early this year, began work as the City's zoning officer. But she misses the milder weather in North Carolina,and has decided to return.
She claims she'll have her Southern accent back about five minutes after she gets there.