HALFMOON, N.Y. –The Halfmoon Town
Board met Wednesday to discuss the status of Town Supervisor Mindy Wormuth.
Wormuth did not attend the meeting
due to a family emergency.
On Tuesday, NEWS10 ABC obtained a letter
from the town council calling for Wormuth's resignation. The letter brings up
potential conflicts of interest regarding her personal business and her
integrity as town supervisor. The FBI is currently investigating those claims.
The letter went on to say Wormuth is
presumed innocent, but that it's time for her to step down.
Deputy Supervisor Walter
Polack ran the meeting Wednesday night, saying Wormuth was
at Ellis Hospital with her mother in law. She sent Polack a message saying her
mother in law was having surgery and she would not be able to attend the
meeting despite growing concerns about her leadership.
"It's regretful she wasn't
here, obviously we could have addressed more if she was," said Polack.
Wednesday wasn't the first
night she's been absent since not getting the nomination in the springtime, and
now with an FBI investigation looming, members of the board are concerned about
the time she will be able to dedicate to town matters.
But Wormuth already stated she has no plans of
In a statement to NEWS10
on Tuesday Wormuth wrote, "I have neither been charged with nor convicted
of any offense." She goes on to say, "I intend to continue to do the
job I was elected to do in the position I was elected to until my term
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