By Matt Youngfrau
MONTICELLO June 13, 2003 Earlier this year, Town of Bethel Supervisor Allan Scott announced that he would not be seeking re-election come November. He planned to finish out his term, which expires in December.
However, it was announced Tuesday that Scott will resign as of September 1. On that day, he will also resign from the Sullivan County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Board.
Scott is doing to this to accept the newly created job of IDA CEO.
The announcement of this transition was made after the IDAs meeting and an emergency meeting of the Sullivan County Legislatures Executive Committee, both held Tuesday morning.
I am extremely excited for the opportunity to create more jobs and help with economic development in Sullivan County, Scott stated. We are on the threshold of a great deal of economic development in Sullivan County. I am looking for great things with this job.
Scott resigned from the board so he could take the job. He will serve as a liaison to the various municipalities and attend planning board meetings to get more information on projects that apply to the IDA.
He will be a valuable liaison for the various projects, commented IDA Board Chair Bob Kunis. He has exhibited a strong passion for working with the IDA. The board voted unanimously for this. We are fortunate to have him come on board.
Scott explained why he will not take the job until September 1.
In the town [of Bethel], there is a major project coming up specifically, the Ben and Jerrys concert. There is a lot of work to do to get it running. I also want to help the Gerry Foundation move forward with their site plans.
He added that he will make himself available to whomever his supervisory successor will be.
Scott reflected on his time on the IDA Board.
I enjoyed my time with them, Scott said. It is a knowledgeable, business-like board. Bob has done a great job to bring it where it is.
The matter was mentioned at the Executive Committee meeting. Committee Chair Leni Binder asked the legislators to think of a nominee to replace him on the board.
The resignation must be accepted and the new appointment must be made by the Legislature.