Corinne Ferguson, who has served as a trustee for the Town of Paonia, has resigned as of July 31. Ferguson was also the mayor pro tem when Mayor Neal Schwieterman was gone.
She has served on the personnel and water committees and worked a great deal on the street light project.
In a letter to the council read by Mayor Schwieterman, Ferguson wrote, "I will be residing in a residence not within the town limits, which will make me ineligible to remain on the board.
"The time I have spent on the board has been incredibly enlightening, challenging and a rewarding experience.
"Should I be of any further assistance to the town or council members in any way, please feel free to contact me."
Mayor Schwieterman said, "We will miss Corinne. She has the longest tenure on the water committee. So we'll probably be calling you."
At the next council meeting, the trustees will decide how to fill the vacancy on the board. The town can have an election which could cost about $3,000. The town has not budgeted for a special election. The other option is to appoint a trustee until the next municipal election in April 2014.
Trustees offered their comments.
Ross King said, "Mrs. Ferguson, I would like to personally thank you for your dedication to this community. The work we did together, your intentions were always exemplary and I did enjoy working with you. I wish you the best."
Larry Wissbeck added, "I would say the same regarding your duties with me on the personnel committee. Thank you very much."
Brian Ayers credited Ferguson for doing a great job. "I really appreciate you serving. You did a big job serving as mayor pro tem and on the committees and giving insight during discussions ... Thank you very much and good luck to your future endeavors."
The Paonia Town Council will next meet on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m.blog comments powered by Disqus