Meg Robertson named New Lebanon interim supervisor
Aug 12, 2019 1:15 pm
Amanda Purcell is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the New Lebanon Town Board has appointed an interim town supervisor to replace Colleen Teal, who recently resigned to relocate to Virginia. Margaret “Meg” Robertson was appointed on a vote of 3 to 1 as part of a special board meeting August 9 at town hall. Robertson previously served as supervisor from 2008 to 2012; she has been a resident of New Lebanon for 61 years. “My vested interest is being part of the town and helping it move forward,” Robertson said. A motion to appoint Doug Banker as supervisor was introduced by board member Norman Rasmussen, but the motion failed to get a second. Banker has served as head of the New Lebanon Broadband Committee. Rasmussen was the lone dissenting vote to Robertson’s appointment. Robertson was immediately sworn in, handed the keys to town hall and will begin serving on the Columbia County Board of Supervisors at once. She will serve as interim supervisor until December 31. New Lebanon voters will chose the new supervisor on November 5. That person will be elected to a two-year term. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.