In a letter dated December 11th, Nunda Township Supervisor John Heisler submitted his resignation as of January 3, 2013.
The missive, addressed to Trustee James Schlader, read,
“Due to recent events and family responsibilities, I will be unable to complete my current term as the Nunda Township Supervisor.
“I hereby submit my resignation to you effective January 3, 2013.
“Further, I am withdrawing my petition for candidacy for the February 26, 2013 primary election.
“I will make myself available3 for the execution of official documents and transitional discussion through January 3, 2013.”
It is dated one day before a challenge to Heisler’s petition resulted in his being removed from the GOP primary ballot.
Following Schlader’s reading of the letter, the four Township Trustees voted unanimously to accept Heisler’s resignation.
“I know we have had our ups and downs…but I think John’s heart was really in it,” Schlader said.
One of the three remaining candidates for the Republican nomination for Township Assessor, Lee Jennings, moved that Schlader be appointed to Interim Supervisor.
Trustee Tom Palmer pointed out that Schlader was “a good choice” because he was “the senior Trustee.”
After a vote, Schlader said, “Seeing how it’s unanimous I do accept.”
Before the meeting Schlader had explained Thursday was the first day of his retirement after being at th3 same medical supply company for thirty-nine years.
Schlader explained that it was not necessary to make “a whole bunch of changes,” but there would be some. He solicited suggestions from the elected officials at the meeting.
“I will be here at the office tomorrow morning at 8 o’clock.
“I need everybody’s support and I thank everybody here for their support.”
A second candidate for the permanent position is Township Clerk Bridget Provenzano, who will swear Schlader in on Friday.
Kerry Leigh, an Oakwood Hills Trustee, is the third candidate for Supervisor.