He said the biggest priority is getting a budget for 2015. Until then, the town will have to operate on emergency appropriations to pay the bills.
Betzner’s resignation comes after four town council members also decided to resign last year. Cox is the only elected member who remains on the five-person council. All other members were appointed.
“Each person has had their own individual reasoning for leaving,” Cox said.
Manning said he appointed two members to the council last year.
“I’m not quite sure what it is,” he said. “I’d love to see everyone serve out their terms. I don’t like to see people resigning, but ... we take it stride.”
Manning will also appoint someone to fill the seat left vacant by now Clerk-Treasurer Wilson.
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