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June 15, 2011 - Springfield Township is in need of a new supervisor Mike Trout, elected township supervisor in 2008, emailed a resignation letter to board officials and members of the community, Tuesday morning.

"I wanted to let you know that I have accepted a position with the State of Michigan and will therefore be formally tendering my resignation," Trout said in the letter. "It has been an honor and privilege to serve the community over the last 2 years and am confident the township's future is bright. Please accept my sincere thanks for all you have done to support our efforts to deliver quality services to our residents. I am very proud of the fact that we have remained financially secure in these challenging times."

Clerk Laura Moreau was surprised by the announcement.

"I received the email and found out at the same time everyone else did," Moreau said. "I wish him the best of luck."

Springfield Township Board is planning a special meeting this week to officially accept the resignation, she said.

Once the resignation is official, the Township Board has 45 days to appoint a new supervisor to fill out the term, which expires at the end of 2012.

"Or else it would go to a special election, which we want to avoid," Moreau said. "The board has some work to do."

Trout did not return a call for additional comment by press time.

Phil is editor for The Clarkston News. He is a veteran of the first Iraq war, having served in the U.S. Army.
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