CORFU, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Board of Trustees gave Corfu Mayor Ralph Peterson until the end of the day to turn in his resignation for trying to remove two clerks without cause.
News 4 tried to talk to the mayor on Friday, but our efforts did not pan out as Peterson went running from reporter Luke Moretti. Once, instead of commenting, he drove away. A second time when we reached him at his home, he ran into his garage and closed the door.
Though Mayor Peterson may try and hide, the reality is the Village Board is seeking his resignation. In a letter obtained by News 4, trustees explain they want him to resign by the end of the day Friday for a number of reasons, including "numerous intentional acts by you in your capacity as mayor that are contrary to the best interests of the village."
MORE | Read the full letter here
Al Graham, a former village trustee, admit he is not a fan of the mayor. Graham says he keeps close tabs on what's happening in village government.
"Mayor Peterson would like to have Corfu by his kingdom," Graham said.
Current village trustee Ken Lauer says it's more of a distraction.
He explained, "What we've been elected to do is work on things for the village, the betterment of the village."
At this point, there is no word on whether the mayor tendered his resignation or not. If he does not, the board warned they would being procedures to remove him by going to court.
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