FORESTVILLE - On Thursday, Charles Brewster resigned his position as mayor of Forestville. Deputy Mayor Beth Bowker confirmed the resignation saying it was effective Thursday.
As deputy mayor, Bowker will now preside over the Forestville Village Board meetings. She explained that she does not automatically become the mayor.
"The board decides my fate," she said. Board members can decide to appoint her as acting mayor or leave things as they are. The board can also decide to appoint a new trustee or leave the position unfilled. While the mayor, or acting mayor, can fill a vacancy on the board, Bowker indicated she would like to work with the board if they decide to fill the opening.
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Pictured are Forestville Deputy Mayor Beth Bowker and Mayor Charles Brewster. Brewster resigned on Thursday. Bowker will oversee the village board until a decision is made by village officials on what to do regarding the vacancy.
Bowker said, "I want to work with the board to keep the water project moving forward. In fact, today (Thursday) I attended a meeting (Chadwick Bay Regional Water Project). Our engineer was there. We could be breaking ground within a couple weeks. That is everything I have been working for. It is what Chuck was working for too. ... I look forward to working with the board on this."
Forestville government has experienced a number of resignations recently. On Wednesday, the board announced that William Bentzoni, street supervisor had resigned effective the previous Thursday. Effective June 23, Village Clerk Marcia Petersen resigned. Effective June 25, Justin Dix resigned his position as trustee.
Attempts to contact Brewster directly were unsuccessful.
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