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Hagaman Mayor Shover resigns

Saturday, May 03, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

By NICOLE ANTONUCCI

nicole.antonucci@recordernews.com

HAGAMAN -- On the heels being denied an attempt to obtain health insurance paid for by the village, Mayor Michael Shover is resigning.

According to Village Clerk Virginia Salamack, Shover submitted a letter of resignation early Thursday morning, stating that he could no longer perform his duties due to health reasons.

"He said he enjoyed serving the village, that it was a pleasure, but because of health reasons, he wanted to quit," Salamack said Friday. "He did break his leg back in November and it hasn't been healing."

Attempts to reach Shover Friday were unsuccessful.

Shover's resignation follows last month's Board of Trustees vote against a proposed budget that included Shover and his wife's personal heath insurance.

The board denied the action, with trustees stating it was unfair to the taxpayers and was tantamount to the mayor giving himself a raise.

The mayor said the health insurance was within the parameters of his balanced budget, and that as mayor, he is entitled to health insurance like any other village employee.

He claimed he deserved the benefit, as he put in a lot of personal expenditure into his position.

In a special meeting Tuesday, the board approved the proposed budget with stipulations regarding the inclusion of the health insurance.

Shover was given the option to purchase his insurance through the village; however, he would have been required to provide the check number, mark the check "for deposit only," and provide copies of his deposit slip and receipt.

Shover has only served a year as mayor after being elected in 2013, beating out former Mayor Martin Natoli. Prior to that, Shover served one four-year term on the board of trustees.

With no one at the helm to steer the village government, the board must vote amongst themselves to take his place.

Salamack said there have been discussions about holding a special meeting instead of waiting until next month's regular board meeting, but nothing has been confirmed.

Whoever is voted in as acting mayor will serve in that capacity until a village election in March 2015.

Calls to the trustees Friday were not returned.

     

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