Woodland commissioner resigns

Published 10:19 am Tuesday, December 11, 2012

WOODLAND – A seat on the Woodland Town Board of Commissioners is now vacant.

On Thursday evening, Woodland Town Commissioner Lloyd Lee Wilson submitted his resignation to the town board.

In his letter to Mayor James Ellis Garris, Wilson said he will be moving to Alamance County.

“It is appropriate for me to release those responsibilities which require my primary attention be given to Woodland rather than our new home,” he wrote. “Accordingly, this letter is my resignation from the Woodland Town Board of Commissioners effective at the end of tonight’s board meeting.”

He continued, “It has been a privilege to serve Woodland and its citizens as a commissioner, and I thank the Board for appointing me to this post. I wish Woodland and its residents every blessing in the months and years to come.”

At the meeting Wilson was presented with a plaque of appreciation and a hoe, which will come in handy for the organic farming he will do at his new home.

In May 2009, Wilson volunteered to be the town’s zoning administrator after the retirement of Police Chief Don Ryan, who served as an administrator. Wilson became a commissioner in March 2011.

At the same Dec. 6th meeting, Raymond Eaton, a current town maintenance employee, was named zoning administrator.

Wilson’s term on the board was set to expire in November 2013. It is up to the town board to decide whether to appoint a replacement for Wilson or let the term expire with a vacancy.