The reason or reasons for his resignation were not discussed, as it is a personnel matter.
On September 7th, the water commission board voted unanimously to suspend Rains’ ability to hire and fire employees. The decision came after spokesperson Sara Bristol was let go the previous week.
Rains recently underwent a performance review, his first in over two years. The review came after an NBC5 News investigation found lead pipes in Medford’s water system.
We’ll have a full report on NBC5 News at 5.