Gouverneur Mayor Resigns
Gouverneur mayor Chris Miller resigned from the job at 3 pm Wednesday.
Miller could not be reached for comment.
Deputy Mayor Ron McDougall told 7 News the resignation followed a "fair and frank discussion."
After Miller was elected, village residents learned he was a convicted felon. That began months of uproar in village government, which included the resignation of two village officials.
(See our report from January here.)
Since then, the Watertown Times has reported at length on Miller's financial difficulties and his plan to file for bankruptcy.
McDougall said his discussion with Miller touched on " what was in his best interest," and the best interests of the village.
The village board has a regular meeting on August 21, but McDougall said the resignation may force the board to meet sooner.
Saturday, May 25, 2013, Watertown, NY
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