The Waterloo Town Board will choose a new town clerk at their Thursday, February 10 meeting.
In November 2021, Republican Eileen Temple was elected to a four-year term as town clerk, defeating Democratic candidate Renee VanDeventer, according to Finger Lakes Times. Incumbent Sandra Ridley, a Democrat, did not seeking reelection after serving 12 years as town clerk.
Temple did not accept the position, however, nor was she sworn in by the January 31 deadline. Ridley is acting town clerk until the position is filled, and will stay on to train her replacement.
“The position needs to be filled. We are already three months behind the normal process. We encourage a fair process. We fulfill that fair process through our elections. This is a position that voters should be choosing, not the board. We are doing our best in an unusual situation.” said Waterloo Town Supervisor Don Trout.
The town clerk’s annual salary is $35,000.
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