Irvington accepts planners’ resignations

by Audrey Thomasson

IRVINGTON—The Irvington town council accepted the resignations of four members of Irvington’s planning commission (IPC) at a special meeting April 20.

Planning chairman Bill Young, vice chairman Ed Sulick, member Frank Tetrick and council liaison Mike Merrill all tendered their resignations the day after council’s April 12 vote to table the commission’s discussions on a planned unit or residential development (PUD/PRD) ordinance.

“I have resigned on principle: the principle of some matter of commission independence from the town council,” wrote Young.

In his resignation letter, Sulick disbanded a newly formed adjunct citizens committee “…as a result of town council’s decision.”

“Your decision to direct the IPC to stop all activities related to the planned residential development ordinances conveys a clear lack of faith in the capacity of the IPC to find a resolution to current community concerns…,” wrote Tetrick…