Vergennes mayor resigns after city councilor sees his texts – Addison Independent

A majority of the Vergennes City Council voted at a special meeting on Thursday to accept the resignation of Mayor Jeff Fritz.

“Deputy Mayor Lynn Jackson Donnelly automatically took over as mayor through Town Meeting Day. Amidst the resulting brouhaha, over the weekend City Councilor Bill Benton resigned from the board. The Thursday, July 16, meeting had been warned to allow the council and citizens to have a “Discussion regarding accusations that the Vergennes Police Department is demoralizing and intimidating people,” and most of the 75 attendees who spoke backed a proposed citizen panel to work with the police department and City Manager Dan Hofman in an advisory capacity in overseeing police."


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