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Greenville Town Board member Rauf resigns

Aug 19, 2022 1:00 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media Greenville Town Board member Joel Rauf has resigned. Town Supervisor Paul Macko read Rauf's letter of resignation during the August 15 town board meeting. “I am tendering my resignation as a member of the town board,” Rauf wrote. “I am no longer eligible to fulfill my duties as my residency is no longer in the town of Greenville.” Rauf was last re-elected to a four-year term in 2019. Rauf said in his letter, “It is my wish that the board continues with the firm belief that the town is a great treasure and that the residents want to preserve the beauty that attracts the people that continue to live and prosper in our small town.” The board unanimously accepted Rauf’s resignation “with regret,” Macko said. “If anybody knows anybody or can give us some names, we will be filling a vacancy,” the supervisor said. The board will next seek to appoint a replacement, but probably not at its September 19 meeting. There are four remaining members of the town board. In addition to Macko, the members are Richard Bear, Travis Richards and John Bensen. Read more at TheUpStater [dot] com.