Search on for new Danville selectman
After receiving Harding’s letter of resignation on Tuesday, selectmen wasted no time posting the opening at the town hall and on the town’s website.
The latest effort to force Harding off the board followed other attempts made by selectmen, who asked him to resign last fall when he was charged with physically assaulting a 13-year-old boy at a town movie night.
“Because of my increasing responsibilities outside of town, the time I have to commit to the people of Danville has diminished considerably and it’s not fair to the people of Danville that I can’t continue to give them the time and commitment that they deserve,” he wrote in the letter dated Aug. 19.
“Having missed a number of meetings because of time commitments and not seeing my schedule freeing up anytime soon, it’s important for me to feel that the people of this town have the opportunity to have someone that has the time and energy to give back to the community,” he wrote.
Selectmen did not have the authority to remove Harding themselves because he was an elected official.With Harding’s position now vacant, selectmen have asked any residents interested in serving on the board to submit a letter of interest by Sept. 4. Interviews are expected to begin on Sept. 9.
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