February 9, 2016

Adams Township seeks replacement for trustee seat


ADAMS TWP. — The Adams Township board is looking for a new trustee after the resignation of Theodore Scheid, a longtime member of the board who just won reelection in November.

Supervisor Daniel Fisk said Scheid had planned to not seek re-election, but he and the other board members convinced Scheid to run again due to his experience. Schied intended on resigning at some point in the past year for personal reasons but was not sure when.

“We knew it would happen,” Fisk said. “We just didn’t expect it to happen so fast. We thought it would have taken longer.”

Fisk said that the township board must now appoint a new trustee to fill the seat until the next scheduled election, in 2014, when people can run to fulfill the rest of Scheid’s four-year term. The board is allowed to appoint any township resident interested or willing, he said.

The township board’s next meeting is Jan. 10 at 7 p.m., and Fisk said they hope to do interviews there for Schied’s replacement. Only one person has said to Fisk that they would fill the seat so far, however, and Fisk acknowledged it can be difficult to find people willing to serve in the township.

“I’m not sure what we’ll do if no one comes up,” Fisk said.

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