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Tom Hardy, the veteran city manager of Bountiful who has guided the Davis County city for more than three decades, announced plans Monday to step down.
According to a statement from Bountiful City Hall, Hardy has been called on a religious mission by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He will remain with the city until February.
In a letter addressed to the mayor and city council, Hardy said he "appreciates more than words can express the opportunity to serve Bountiful City for the past 31 years."
Hardy received praise from the council in a Nov. 3 story in The Salt Lake Tribune for his handling of the city's finances and budget. Colleagues also say Hardy was always available to the residents of Bountiful.
"I think he's very approachable," said Councilman Fred Moss. "He's not afraid to listen to people, but at the same time he can explain the city's position."
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