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Longtime Mayville trustee steps down

OBSERVER Photo by Gregory Bacon Mayville Trustee Tim Jacobson is pictured with his wife Rita. He is stepping down from his position after 21 years on the village board.

MAYVILLE — For more than 20 years Tim Jacobson has been serving the people of Mayville as a village trustee. He has decided to close that chapter.

Jacobson stepped down Saturday from his elected position.

During a village board meeting last week, officials thanked Jacobson for his service. “You’ve devoted much time and energy serving our village and our county,” said fellow Trustee Rick Syper.

Syper noted that Jacobson has been a member of the American Legion for 35 years, a longtime member of the Fourth of July Committee, and was a trustee for 21 years, including a number of years as deputy mayor.

“You have made this county and the village the best,” he said.

Syper handed Jacobson a plaque and a proclamation issued by County Executive PJ Wendel. “It is through Tim’s hard work and leadership that we have proudly represented area residents as we continue to make the village a thriving area for residents and visitors,” the proclamation read.

Former Mayor Marty Bova was at the meeting and thanked Jacobson for serving as his deputy mayor. “He was a true gentleman, a great guy to work with, very dependable, very reliable and always brought calm and better ideas to the table,” he said.

Jacobson thanked everyone for their kind words. “We always did our best and I’m sure these guys will continue on,” he said, referring to his fellow elected officials.

Mayor Ken Shearer said he will be appointing a new trustee next month.

Republican Election Commissioner Brian Abram said on Wednesday that it’s too late for that position to be on the ballot next month. The appointed trustee will continue until the end of 2022. Should that person want to stay, he or she will need to run and win in November of 2022. That term will expire at the end of Jacobson’s scheduled tenure, unless his term was set to expire at the end of next year. In that case, the elected trustee from November 2022 will serve a full four-year term.

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