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Seeley asked to resign from village board because of extended absences

Jan 15, 2021 6:00 am

Sarah Trafton is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media on the details of now-former Catskill Village President Vince Seeley's resignation, which are now emerging. The five-term board member submitted his letter of resignation on January 8, and the full board accepted that resignation Wed., Jan. 13. The board will now select an acting village president to serve until the post can be filled in the March 2022 elections. His departure comes after being absent for months. The decision to ask for Seeley’s resignation was tough, Village Vice President Joseph Kozloski said. “Being he was absent for so many meetings, we’ve had questions from the public asking him why he hasn’t been attending, so we asked what his intentions were and he said if needed, he would send us his letter of resignation,” Kozloski said. “We asked if he was going to miss more [meetings] and he said he might, so we asked if he could tender his resignation and he did so.” Kozloski commended Seeley for his efforts. Board members all lauded Seeley's dedication over the years and said he would be missed. Seeley said in his resignation letter, “It has been a great journey and I believe I left the village better than I found it and in the very capable hands of the current village board and staff. Many years ago, we coined the phrase, ‘Welcome to the ever-improving village of Catskill,’ and I believe that still rings true today.” Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.