SHERIDAN - It was a somber ending to a productive night when the Sheridan Town Board had to say goodbye to one of its own.
Councilwoman Amy Farnham surprised her fellow board members when she ended the recent meeting with her resignation. Effective May 1 Farnham will no longer be a councilwoman for the town of Sheridan.
"This will be my last board meeting," Farnham said. "I have been working in Elmira the last six months and it has become very burdensome."
Amy Farnham announced her resignation from the Sheridan Town Board effective May 1.
Farnham's commute back and forth totals around three hours and it has been wearing.
"I don't feel I am doing justice for the job I was elected to do," she said. "You will have no problem finding someone else to take over."
The 10-year term councilwoman said every year has been very enjoyable.
"I would like to thank the people of Sheridan; those who voted for me and those who didn't," she said. "I would still love to come back for the Memorial Day Parade."
The board unanimously said it is going to miss her greatly.
Supervisor Louie Delmonte gave an emotional thank you to Farnham for her long service.
"Hopefully in the future you will come back," he said.
Building Inspector James Crowell added Farnham was destined for politics.
"She will be back," he said. "She grew up with a father who was in every political seat there is; it is in her blood."
Crowell said Farnham's father had been a Supervisor for Arkwright and County Legislator, among other positions.
Farnham retains a residence in the town of Sheridan and could actively stay on the council seat, but finds the job to be too strenuous for now.