JOHNSTOWN - Citing heightened stress levels and health problems, town Supervisor Roy Palmateer has submitted his resignation to the town and the Fulton County Board of Supervisors.
Palmateer had been a Town Board member for at least 20 years before he was elected to a four-year term as supervisor in 2007.
"It was kind of sudden," Palmateer
said of his
"But it was building for a long time."
said the stress was starting to affect his
health this year, especially during the county's process of deciding whether to sell the infirmary.
"It was getting pretty tough.
My health was going down the tubes and the stress was getting [to] me," Palmateer
"It's just not worth it for the little bit of money you get and all the grief you have to put up with."
, 67, has been retired for about five years from a job as a construction supervisor for a telephone company.
combined salary was around $24,000 from the town and county.
wife will travel to Florida for the remainder of the winter.
"I think I'm just going to relax and take it one day at a time," he
was proud the town was able to keep its tax rate steady for the 2011 budget in light of a difficult budget season for municipalities across the state and officially sign a revenue-sharing deal between the town and Gloversville that had been in the works for years.
said he'll continue to be involved in community groups and events.
He'll do a good job," Palmateer