Town council president reconsiders his resignation

When he gave 30 days’ notice at end of the April 6 council meeting that he was resigning as Nashville Town Council president, “Buzz” King left open the possibility that he could change his mind.

Before last week’s council meeting, he did.

He announced to a mostly-empty council audience April 20 that he would serve out the rest of the year as president.

He said numerous people had approached him asking him to reconsider his resignation, so he did.

“And we all appreciate that,” council Vice President Jane Gore said.

King had announced his resignation as president after council members debated what to do about a sidewalk that had been built on town land without permission or permits. The council had been considering legal action, but came to a consensus that they’d like to try to work something out with the business owner who built it.

King didn’t support that move, saying it went against the oath he took.

The sidewalk issue has not been settled yet, he said at the April 20 meeting. He said the council would be discussing it in another executive session, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 4.

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Sara Clifford has been raising a family in Brown County since 2005 and leading the Brown County Democrat since late 2009. In addition to editor, she is the beat reporter for town government and writes columns, features and general news stories.