Brian Rozell’s response to the Whitehall town board was quick. He resigned. Rozell, the now former highway superintendent who is at the center of an investigation into the use of fuel oil at the town highway garage, sent in his letter of resignation to the board on Oct. 31.
While several races were not even close, the main event in Whitehall will all come down to the absentee ballots.
The Whitehall town board is not asking highway superintendent Brian Rozell to be at the next meeting on Nov. 6. They are demanding it.
Robert Putorti made sure he had his chance to clear the air. Putorti, who was named in the Washington County Sheriff Department’s report on possible misuse of gasoline at the Whitehall town garage, read a letter to the members of the town board on Tuesday stating when he used the fuel and under whose directions.