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Town of Alma News: Town lawyer resigns, board seeks one more member


Robert Strassel, Esq. will formally step down December 31

After recent toss up election, Alma seeks one more board member

By Andrew Harris

The Town of Alma will need to find a new lawyer beginning in 2024. Robert Strassel, Esq., a Wyoming County based attorney, has decided to end his relationship with the town.

In a resignation letter dated October 24, provided by Mr. Strassel:

Withdrawal of Representation
Dear Town Supervisor and Town Board,
Please note that effective December 31, 2023, my office will no longer represent the Town of Alma.
It has been our pleasure to serve the Town in the capacity of Town Attorney for as long as we have. We
wish the residents of the Town the best moving forward.
Thank you,
Very truly yours,

Robert Strassel, Esq

250 North Main Street – P.O. Box 8

Warsaw, New York 14569


Strassel, was one of many resignations from the town of Alma government in 2023. We asked town Supervisor Steve Dickerson for comment on the most recent resignation. At the time of publish, Dickerson has not responded to the inquiry.

The town will need more than a new lawyer for 2024. Due to a freak “tie” election last month, one seat on the town board must be filled. The recent election ballot was very unusual due to the timing of two board member resignations, requiring write-in ballots to decide. More unusual were the results of that election, a tie vote between the write-in candidates. Read our reporting on that election:

From the Town of Alma:

Due to a tie in November for a 3rd board candidate, the seat was not filled. Therefore, town of Alma is seeking one more board member, must reside in Town of Alma and at least 18 years of age, if interested please e-mail a letter of interest to Town Clerk, Carolyn Dean TOWNCLERK@TOWNOFALMANY.ORG or stop by during clerks hours Mondays- 2pm-7:pm, Wednesdays 2-7pm. OR Saturdays 9am- 1pm.

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