first_img Grooms announces resignation from WU Village CouncilJuly 23, 2020Mark CarpenterNews0 Ted Grooms, former mayor and most recently, West Union councilman, has announced his resignation. (Provided photo) HomeNewsGrooms announces resignation from WU Village Council PreviousAdams County Library NewsNextMLSD Board discusses plans for reopening school Around the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedThis Weird Method Can Restore Your Vision Naturally (Watch)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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In 2012, he was elected mayor, and served eight years, before once again taking a position on council in January 2020. He served for six months.Grooms submitted his letter of resignation to the council at their June 29 meeting. The letter, which Grooms wished to be published by The Defender, reads as follows:Honorable Mayor Buda,I am writing to notify you of my resignation from the Board of Village Council, effective midnight, June 30, 2020. It is not a decision that was arrived at without much contemplation and soul searching.I have served the village and its residents for nearly 13 years now, and feel my obligation to the community has been fulfilled. I have very few regrets concerning my service and have been blessed to work with a dedicated, encouraging and wonderful group of people.This is the time in my life that I feel it is right to step down and allow others to share in the responsibility of governing. Whether I want to admit it or not, I am living my “golden years.” One of the better aspects of them is that you view situations and life, in general, with a newfound clarity. That clarity directs your path and helps you move forward.It is so incredibly easy to set on the fringe and surmise the solution to everything without the responsibility of sworn public service. I encourage all those who truly believe they could make a difference to step to the front, run for office, and possibly serve. I would advise you to be thick-skinned, not easily offended, and please educate yourself on federal, state and local law.President Lincoln stated, in his remarkable “Gettysburg Address,” something about the men who fought regardless of their dedication to cause. I will borrow a part of that and say to all, I feel that I have given “my last full measure of devotion” to the Village of West Union. Lincoln also said, “public sentiment is everything,” in reference to governing. So, in my farewell to you all, I wish you success in your necessary ventures and much deserved respect from those you so faithfully serve.God bless you all and give you strength to continue in your service and dedication to this wonderful village that we love and live in.Respectfully submitted,Ted R. 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