Verona mayor, alderman resign

Thursday, July 29, 2010

In a surprise move following this week's Verona City Council meeting, both Mayor Roy Snyder and council member Deborah Snyder submitted letters of resignation.

Roy Snyder's letter stated that his resignation was effective July 28. He wrote:

"I am tired of not being able to purchase equipment for city maintenance. At the council meeting of July 27, 2010, the city had the chance to have free coverage by two additional unpaid reserve officers. Many citizens and even some of the council are coming into the police department to complain about the lack of coverage. At that meeting, all but one council member turned it down.

"I thank you for the opportunity to serve the City of Verona and its citizens. I thank the citizens who voted for me in the past."

Council member Deborah Snyder cited health and family issues as her reasons for resigning.

In the interim, Mayor Pro Tem Lloyd Airrington will continue to lead the city."This is not a really big problem," Airrington said. "It's happened before in this little town.

"Things are still on track and not many changes are planned," he continued. "This is a tough town. We've gone through quite a bit, and we will again."

A special meeting to replace two council members, appoint a mayor and announce a mayor pro tem is slated for 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at City Hall.

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