Ballston councilman resigns

— The Town of Ballston Town Board has a seat to fill, effective immediately.

According to Supervisor Patti Southworth, Councilman Jeremy Knight sent a certified letter to the town clerk yesterday stating his resignation.

“I’m saddened, Jeremy was an asset to the board and the community. …He’s been a longtime resident…His decisions were always very well thought out and he always did an amazing amount of research,” said Southworth.

Knight was not immediately available for comment, but Southworth said his increased duties at the family farm, Knight Orchard, was a major reason for his resignation. She added Knight’s father has passed away since Knight took office and he’s on the farm a lot more than perhaps in the past.

“Because the resignation is effective today, the Town Board can appoint somebody immediately,” said Southworth. She declined to say when an appointment might be made but quipped a meeting coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 25 will be a very busy one.

With Southworth having left the Democratic Party in favor of the Independence Party, Knight's resignation leaves no Democrats on the board. An appointment can be made by a majority vote of the board, where Southworth sits with three Republicans.

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twopondsnorth 3 years, 2 months ago

Actually I believe that Jeremy is an enrolled Republican and turned down their repeated offers to run for office. When he ran he did so on the Democrat Line. And yes, Jeremy has a lot more on his hands, particularly this year with the devastation to New York's apple crop. But the reality is that Jeremy got tired of banging his head against a wall, of having his vote negated solely because he agreed with the Supervisor. He has always done what is best for the town, first as a businessman and then as a councilman. There's not a single councilman or woman left who can hold a candle to Jeremy's integrity.


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