Hartsville Town Board Accepts John Bowles Resignation – Appoints Interim

March 13th, 2019

HARTSVILLE, NY – The Hartsville Town Board officially accepted the resignation of Town Supervisor John Bowles at Wednesday night’s monthly meeting. Council members had much praise for Bowles and his wife Carole for taking the reins and giving the township direction in a very turbulent period. Bowles announced last month that he would be resigning effective immediately, with no official reason given at last nights meeting.

Immediately after accepting Bowles resignation, the board passed a resolution to appoint Leon Woodworth Jr. Interim Superintendent for the remainder of Bowles term, which will expire December 31st of this year.

Woodworth had to give up his position as a council member to accept the Supervisor’s post. He also said he plans to run for the permanent position in this November’s election. The board also accepted the resignation of the Deputy Town Clerk Kriste Gerhard last night.

In other news, Hartsville will need a new salt, sand, and plow truck for next winter, and a special meeting will be held March 27th to discuss financing options on purchasing a new one.

New building permit fees were discussed with the code enforcement officer and will be taking effect in the near future. Also, the town will be looking into grants and financing for new security cameras for the Town Justice’s area, and new locks are planned in the Town Hall along with the Town Barn.

A rabies clinic was scheduled by the Dog Control officer in the Town Barn on April 2nd, 2019 and a partition has been completed in the Historian’s office.

And finally, it was announced that the Town Accessor will have different office hours. The new hours will be 2pm to 4pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month and 1pm to 4pm all the other Wednesdays.

The next regular board meeting will be April 10th, starting 7pm.