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Town of Montezuma looks to replace departed town officials

The town of Montezuma is accepting applications for two open positions.

The Citizen reports the town is looking for a Supervisor and Town Clerk. Meanwhile, the Town Council discussed what to do until the positions are filled when it held its organizational meeting Tuesday. Longtime supervisor John Malenick and clerk June Smith stepped down in December, despite winning unopposed elections in November.

Malenick is moving out of town and Smith decided to retire. By the time they made their decisions, it was too late to take their names off the November ballots.

Deputy Supervisor Lee Brew will serve as interim supervisor, but says he’s not interested in taking the job permanently. Deputy Town Clerk Shawn Dingman will serve as interim clerk.

The town decided to take resumes, addressed to the town board for the two positions and for two openings on the Planning Board. John and Carol Fordyce recently retired. Those interested in being clerk should email her at [email protected] and those interested in supervisor should email Brew at [email protected].