Daniel Ford submitted his official resignation on Tuesday March 8
By Andrew Harris
Newly elected Alma Town Clerk Heather Trask has confirmed that the town has received and accepted the resignation of Highway Superintendent Daniel Ford. The resignation was submitted providing “two-weeks notice,” making Ford’s last day on the job March 24th.
Ford sent this letter to the Wellsville Sun early this morning:
Letter to Town of Alma Taxpayers,
I would like to thank you for the 15 years that I have spent serving you as Highway Superintendent of the Town of Alma. Your votes were all the thanks I needed to keep doing the job you elected me to do each term.
The last 4 years in this position has caused a great deal of unnecessary stress in my life, my health and my personal relationships. In the most recent election I held hope for a change for the better, however, over the last few months it has become clear to me that these new changes are still not in line with my commitment to my job responsibilities and to the safety of the taxpayers that I have served. Therefore, have submitted my letter of resignation.
Thank you, Daniel Ford
Alma Town officials are discussing the successor to Ford but because the Highway Superintendent is an elected position, guidance from town lawyers and the Allegany County Board of Elections will be necessary.