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Halfmoon Town Board addresses calls for town supervisor’s resignation

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 resigning.

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 expires."

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