Gloversville mayor resigns, pleads guilty in misconduct case

The Gloversville Common Council is set to meet Thursday regarding the resignation of Gloversville’s mayor.

Posted: Jan 10, 2019 10:11 AM

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. -- The Gloversville Common Council is set to meet Thursday regarding the resignation of Gloversville’s mayor.

The council will plan on appointing an acting mayor, until one can be officially elected in November.

Reporter John Craig was in Gloversville City Court, where the embattled mayor officially stepped down.

Gloversville Mayor Dayton King will have to resign from office by 5 p.m. as part of a plea deal he agreed to in court Wednesday morning.

King, 40, was charged with official misconduct, a Class A misdemeanor, from an arrest in November. State police say he used the city's postage machine for personal business from Jan. 5, 2018 to Oct. 15, 2018.

He has to pay $473.07 in restitution in one week; must do 50 hours of community service by April 1; pay a $500 fine; pay a $200 court surcharge; pay a $50 DNA fee and resign by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

King was also charged with releasing confidential information from the personnel file of his opponent in the mayor's race in 2017. That charge was pled down to a violation.

As per the city charter, an interim mayor will be appointed by the City Council. That meeting is Thursday evening at 6 p.m.

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