St. John Valley

Chasse resigns as chairman of Madawaska Board of Selectmen

MADAWASKA, Maine — The Madawaska Board of Selectmen accepted the resignation of long-time board member and current chairman Don Chasse at its Feb. 18 board meeting.

At the conclusion of the “other business” segment of the meeting, Chasse added that there was one other item addressed to the board, town manager Gary Picard and the residents of Madawaska.

“It is with deep sadness that I must tender my resignation as a member of the Board of Selectmen of Madawaska,” Chasse said in his letter.

Madawaska residents had called for the resignation of Chasse due to a conflict of interest at a town informational hearing in November, but Chasse attributed the decision to “recent health-related issues.”

“I want to thank Madawaska for allowing me to serve you over the years,” his resignation letter said. It has been a privilege for me to work for such a great community. In closing, I want to thank all employees, past and present, for your dedication to our fine community. Be proud of what you do each and every day for Madawaska. I want to thank our current town manager, Gary Picard for his continued commitment to our town. My wish to you, my fellow board members is much success as you move forward.”

The effective date of his resignation will not be until after the local elections in June of this year, which means there will be three seats available come elections.

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