The Jerome city administrator has resigned less than a week after a newspaper reported the former fire chief said it was the administrator's idea to charge nearly $97,000 for firefighting costs to the owner of a building that was destroyed by fire.
Polly Hulsey resigned Tuesday after less than five months on the job.
The Times-News obtained emails from former Fire Chief Jack Krill and the mayor in which Krill said Hulsey insisted that he put together an invoice for the costs of fighting the April fire.
Criticism led the city to apologize and say the bill was a mistake.
Krill's email said Hulsey told him he was going to "take the heat" for the mistake.
Hulsey issued a statement Tuesday saying her credibility and integrity were questioned in a "recent inaccurate article."