Town Clerk/Tax Collector Marguerite “Meg” Seymour announced her resignation at the Monday, June 17 Town Council meeting. Acting Town Manager William Hart said it was his “sad duty” to announce that Friday, June 14, Seymour submitted her resignation.
She has held the job for 13 years and ran successfully against a challenger to keep the job in March.
Hart said Seymour had done “yeoman’s work, and we will certainly miss her work and smile every day.”
“At this time I would like to thank the council and the department heads and staff plus the residents for supporting me. I’m going to miss serving you,” a tearful Seymour said.
Chairman John Farrell said, “we will certainly appreciate the service you’ve given us all along and the evenings we spent at the polls together and we wish you well.” Seymour said she was resigning for personal reasons and that her last day in office will be this Friday.
“Most people leave around noon on their last day, but I’ll be here until around 9 or 10 o’clock that night. It’s the end of the fiscal year and there is a lot of end-of-year things that need to be done. I would never leave with work left undone,” Seymour said.
Hart did not return requests for comment about the procedure for replacing Seymour. She said she did not know how that would be handled. “I imagine there’ll be someone appointed until the town can arrange for my replacement,” Seymour said.
Farrell said “the town attorney is still investigating what action the Town Council needs to take in order to fulfill the duties of the position going forward. “As you know, this happened quite fast,” Farrell said.