Outgoing parks and rec director: Manlius mayor created 'intolerable’ work environment

— “It’s unfortunate that one individual is causing this much of a commotion that it distracts from the daily business of this village,” he said. “We keep losing great people — Kristen’s not the first one. And she isn’t going to be the last one if there isn’t a change.”

Hansen said she doesn’t know where the village should go from here, but said she feels that the mayor must be held accountable for his actions. She is the second employee to file a complaint against Serafin, she said, and she hopes that by her coming forward, others will not be afraid to also do so.

This was Hansen’s last week at the Manlius Parks and Recreation office. She said she’s leaving to take a parks and recreation job in San Antonio, Texas.

In her statement, Hansen said she would have preferred to keep living in Manlius and send her kids through the “wonderful F-M schools.”

“I love this area and the people who make it one of the best places to live,” she said. “My family lives here. My children have developed a close relationship with my parents and it breaks my heart to take them away from them.”

Ned Campbell contributed to this report.

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