(12/28) Town commission president Dennis
Kline resigned earlier this month and will be replaced by William Rittelmeyer.
Town burgess Don Trimmer confirmed Tuesday
that Mr. Kline, a member of the four-member board of commissioners for 16
consecutive years and its president since May 2005, resigned at a Dec. 12
public meeting. His resignation takes effect Dec. 31 and Mr. Rittelmeyer will
be sworn in Jan. 9.
"(Mr. Kline) is resigning because he's moving to West Virginia," Mr. Trimmer
said. "He built a home over there and is moving."
When a commissioner resigns, the board fills the vacancy, Mr. Trimmer said. The
president is always an appointed position; the board decides whom to elect, and
is under no obligation to request resumes.
The public was made aware an opening existed at the Dec. 12 meeting. Two
residents, including Mr. Rittelmeyer, expressed interest in filling the
vacancy, Mr. Trimmer said.
Mr. Rittelmeyer, 49, impressed them as the stronger of the two because of his
dedication and interest, Mr. Trimmer said. He has regularly attended meetings
for the past 12 years and town officials believe he is knowledgeable about what
the town is trying to accomplish, Mr. Trimmer said.
Mr. Rittelmeyer said while he doesn't bring any technical skills to the job, he
is able to offer a perspective from someone who wasn't born in Woodsboro. This
is Mr. Rittelmeyer's first time serving on the commission.
"I have a general, overall interest in the well-being of the town," Mr.
Former commissioner Roger Hub said the town will miss Mr. Kline.
"I think Dennis did a fabulous job. He was a real asset to the community. We
will all miss him. (But) Bill's a good man," Mr. Hub said.
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