As mayor of Hamilton Township, the issue of the federal charges against you were never only about you.
The situation then and up to today’s indictment has been about the residents of this wonderful community too. As a result of this negative attention to our community, your refusal to resign, meaningless affidavits from you claiming that you can still perform as mayor and the unseemly added perks that you have taken has made our community’s reputation to suffer. Today, instead of expecting our township leaders to do the right thing residents now expect that elected and appointed officials will do nothing.
Damage has been done, but it is not irreversible.
Begin the healing process for Hamilton Township and resign. Let your last act as Mayor be magnanimous and selfless.