CLAREMONT — Former City Manager Ryan McNutt is opting not to have a public meeting with the City Council to discuss the reasons for his firing.

He was fired earlier this month by the City Council following months of what councilors described as communication problems.

McNutt initially said he wanted a public hearing to make his issues with the council public but acknowledged this week that he had changed his mind and will drop his appeal. He declined to comment further on the matter.

McNutt has not retracted statements made after his firing, citing micromanagement by the council and Mayor Charlene Lovett for his dismissal, calling her “difficult” to work with

Under Claremont’s charter, day-to-day operations are delegated to the city manager.

McNutt said he remains proud of his accomplishments as city manager, citing the Main Street reconstruction, adding retail businesses to Washington Street and funding investments with balanced budgets.