ILION, N.Y. -- Following a special meeting of the Ilion Village Board, Deputy Mayor Chuck Lester stepped down on Tuesday evening.
The Village Board went into executive session and when they came out, Mayor Brian Lamica announced that Deputy Mayor Lester had stepped down and will remain a village trustee. Mayor Lamica then announced that Ron Schoonmaker was appointed the new Deputy Mayor.
"It's time to move things forward. A lot of things have been said over the last several months, about the way the board conducts itself and it was time to make an adjustment." said Mayor Lamica.
This all follows a heated exchange a week ago at a village board meeting between the Deputy Mayor Lester and former firefighter Scott Hendrix that was posted on social media.
When the mayor was asked if this was all from that exchange, the mayor said "Just a change."