NEW LEBANON—Town Supervisor Colleen Teal presided over a special meeting of the Town Board on Monday, July 29 where her resignation as town supervisor and consequently as the town’s member on the County Board of Supervisors was accepted by a unanimous vote of the board.
All of those present from board members and media to town residents gave her ovations for over 25 years of public service to New Lebanon, first as town clerk followed by her years as town supervisor.
Supervisor Teal noted that her resignation came sooner than expected as she has been named chief financial officer for Colonial Beach, VA, starting August 12. She will be available for assistance by email and phone, with an August 9 departure. In Virginia she will be living within a short distance of her daughter and her family.
The November 5 general election will see the election of a new town supervisor. In the interim, the board reached consensus on the need to appoint a replacement to serve from until December 31 of this year. This ensures a voting member for the board and a member on the Board of Supervisors.
A special meeting of the board was scheduled for Friday, August 9 at 12:30 p.m. to appoint a new town supervisor.