GLENPOOL -- Glenpool City Manager Ed Tinker has announced he will retire from his position, effective Jan. 13, 2014.
The Glenpool City Council approved a release and separation agreement during a special session Thursday night. Tinker originally announced his retirement at a Dec. 16 city council meeting.
In a statement Tinker told the city, “More than 50 new businesses have opened in Glenpool during my time here, resulting in significant sales tax growth and new ad valorem taxes for our school district… Since 2007, our community has (grown) significantly – 640 residential building permits issued – with a cumulative estimated building total of $67,293,104. In that same time frame, Glenpool issued 100 commercial building permits with a cumulative estimate building cost of $50,276,656.”
Under his tenure, the Glenpool Conference Center was also built. A four-story Holiday Inn Express is set to open nearby in 2014.
In October, an audit of the city found misuse of tax dollars and violations of city’s bidding process.
According to city officials, Tinker was considering retirement after his birthday in May.
Tinker says he plans to continue to call Glenpool his home after his retirement.
“I am confident that I leave Glenpool in a better place economically than I when I began this journey, and I am glad to have been a part of helping Glenpool realize the potential I saw back in 2007," Tinker said.