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Phelps Town Supervisor Norm Teed announces retirement halfway through term

Norm Teed, the long-serving supervisor of Phelps has announced his retirement effective January 1, citing family health issues as the primary reason.

Teed made his decision public in an email earlier this week, which was reported by the Finger Lakes Times. His departure comes halfway through his current four-year term, which he secured after being reelected in 2021.

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The town recognized Teed’s extensive service at the county Board of Supervisors meeting on December 21.

A resident of Phelps since 1972 and a Waterloo High School graduate, Teed has had a long and varied career in public service, including roles in the town’s highway department and as the owner of Teed’s Tree Service, a family business established in 1967.

In the wake of Teed’s retirement, Bill Wellman, the town’s deputy supervisor and a retired investigator with the county sheriff’s office, has been appointed as the interim supervisor.