Manchester Councilman Robert C. Kolodziejski returned home Wednesday after heart surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
"I really don't know how long I'll be out," he said.
"I'm taking it one day at a time."
Mr. Kolodziejski, a supervisor at Westinghouse, said he was feeling somewhat tired.
But, he said, doctors told him his recovery was progressing faster than average.
He was taken to Hanover General Hospital Feb. 16 for treatment of a fast heartbeat.
Two days later he was transferred to the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he underwent surgery March 4 for a defibrillator implant.
It is unclear whether Mr. Kolodziejski will be back at work in time to participate in the Manchester budget process.
Manchester's Town Council includes the mayor and five council members.
A public hearing on the town budget is scheduled for March 24, and a public hearing on taxes and water and sewer rates is set for April 28.
The council plans to act on the budget and on water and sewer rates May 11.