2017-11-02 / Local News

Empire zoning administrator tenders his resignation

Empire Village zoning administrator Bill Fuller has resigned from his post. He planned to work his last day next Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Fuller submitted his letter of resignation on Oct. 25 to village President Sam Barr, saying that he has enjoyed his position with the village. He has been the village’s zoning administrator for seven years.

Fuller did not give a reason for his leaving. He also did not return calls to the Enterprise.

Fuller has been working on an issue involving fans at the Cherry Republic processing facility in Empire. Three couples who live near the facility say the fans, which are pointed in the direction of their homes, are disruptive.

The issue came to a head at an August Empire Village Council meeting at which the neighbors expressed frustration with the company’s and the village’s lack of action.

Fuller has maintained that the fans do not violate the village Zoning Ordinance. Bob Sutherland, who owns Cherry Republic, said a solution to the noise made by the fans should soon be in place, likely by the end of next week.

In his letter, Fuller said he would make sure all of his files are current and he would be available to answer any questions.

“I do hope that I have left the village in better condition than when I was hired,” Fuller wrote.

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