Leeds: 3 resignations in a week; mayor plus 2 from planning commission

Leeds Utah Welcome monument St. George News photo by Joyce Kuzmanic
Welcome monument, Leeds, Utah, June 19, 2012 | Photo by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

LEEDS – The Leeds mayor presented a letter of resignation to the Town of Leeds during a town hall meeting Wednesday night.

A town official confirmed Town of Leeds Mayor Alan Roberts read a letter of resignation during a public town hall meeting and that it will go into effect by mid-February.

Official documentation including Roberts’ letter of resignation may be made available to the public early next week.

Roberts’ resignation follows the Jan. 2 resignation of commissioners Jared Westhoff and Ray Beal from the Town of Leeds Planning Commission.

Over the last year some Leeds residents have been critical of Roberts and other town officials  due to perceived conflicts of interest involving the controversial Grapevine Wash development.

According to the Get Involved Leeds website, calls for Westhoff’s resignation started in May 2012 after questioning the validity of a report presented by anti-Grapevine Wash advocate Karla Stirling.

Roberts was unavailable for comment as this report is published.

Editor’s Note: Roberts replied to St. George News by email on Jan. 11 with clarification and objection to this report. His response is addressed by St. George News on Jan. 12:  Leeds mayor clarifies reasons for resignation.

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