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Palmyra supervisor gives up leadership responsibilities to deputy

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Palmyra Town Supervisor Ken Miller has delegated town duties to his second in command, Deputy Supervisor Jim Welch, as he transitions to retirement.


At a meeting on February 23, the Town Board unanimously passed a resolution to delegate the supervisor duties to Welch, while Miller will continue to represent the town on the Wayne County Board of Supervisors.


The resolution states that Miller agreed to reduce his obligations, and the Town Board agreed to delegate the supervisor duties to Welch. Miller will continue to receive his $35,844 salary for his town duties, and $17,950 for his county duties. Welch will receive $4,526 for performing the supervisor duties.

Miller’s term as town supervisor is up at the end of the year, and he has stated that he will not run again. Miller took a leave of absence in March 2022 after an alcohol-related incident and returned in April, during which Welch performed supervisory duties. Miller subsequently stepped down from his role as chairman of the Board of Supervisors, replaced by Huron Supervisor Phil Eygnor.