Source: Sherman Publications

Wallace sets sight on supervisor seat

by Trevor Keiser

February 08, 2012

Independence Township Trustee Neil Wallace denied a request to resign and instead will run for supervisor in 2012.

"I’ve given it some thought and as a result of that call, I’ve made the determination and I intend to win to be the next township supervisor,” Wallace said at the Jan. 31 township meeting.

Trustee Mark Petterson asked for Wallace’s resignation because he felt Wallace “exceeded his authority” when police reports revealed he made calls to township employees asking them to search a resident’s property for the township’s missing tractor (Resident wants apology for tractor case, Jan 25).

“I made the request iof the least intrusive means possible,” Wallace said. “I did this with all the very best intentions and frankly even knowing all of what I know now, I would do it again.”

Wallace said he doesn’t have the authority to give orders, which is the same as other trustees. To date, Wallace is the only person to make public his candidacy for supervisor.