Otsego Township supervisor turns in resignation
By Daniel Pepper
Otsego Township supervisor John Brokus has turned in a letter of resignation.
Brokus turned in the letter Monday, Jan. 31.
He declined to explain his reasons for resigning at this time in an interview Tuesday, Feb. 1.
The Union Enterprise has filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the resignation letter; no response was received by press time. Township officials and Brokus both declined to divulge the letter’s contents.
The resignation won’t be official, township clerk Cindy Hunt said, until the next board meeting, Monday, Feb. 14.
“Until we accept the resignation, and we won’t do so until Feb. 14, he is still supervisor,” Hunt said.
The remaining four board members, she said, would likely accept the resignation.
“When someone wants to resign, you tend to accept the resignation,” Hunt said.
She said she was disappointed.
“I’m disappointed he’s not finishing the term, here,” Hunt said. “I think he’s done a good job.”
The board will appoint a replacement who will serve out the rest of Brokus’ term, township treasurer Joan Squibbs said.
“The board will appoint a replacement who’d serve out the rest of the term until 2012,” Squibbs said.
Hunt declined to divulge the process the board would use to pick a replacement.
Brokus, a Democrat, was first elected in 2008 when he defeated incumbent Supervisor Gale Dugan in the November election.
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