Dover mayor resigns amidst ‘petty conniving’

Dover mayor resigns amidst ‘petty conniving’

Credit: City of Dover

The city of Dover viewed from above with the Pend Oreille river in the distance.

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Updated Friday, Jan 31 at 1:58 PM

DOVER, Idaho (AP) -- The mayor of Dover in northern Idaho has resigned after 18 years leading the city.
 
Paul "Randy" Curless resigned on Wednesday.
 
Curless says conflict within the city council and the resulting stagnation has made it impossible for him to meet his duties and responsibilities.
 
In a statement, Curless says the "welfare of this community transcends in importance the petty conniving, personal grievances, and animosities of self-seeking individuals."
 
His resignation follows the departure of longtime Councilwoman Peggy Burge and the ouster of City Clerk Kym Holbert.
 
The city is still struggling over the appointment of a city attorney, water rates and other problems.
 
Curless says maybe the city can move ahead with his resignation.

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