Morven Councilwoman Susan Woodburn has released a statement explaining why she resigned from the Town Council June 1.
She did not offer specifics. “My decision was based on a variety of issues that I have struggled with during my tenure on the council,” she said. She denied that her decision had anything to do with her parents’ health issues, specifically her father, who was hospitalized at the time of the most recent Town Council meeting June 4.
She said that while some citizens have urged her to speak publicly about the specific issues and incidents that spurred her resignation, she will not.
“That, however, would only be stooping to a level that I feel would be in conflict with my beliefs,” she said. “All I will say is that in any community, communication and working together for the good of its citizens should be the number one goal.”
She said that “small town politics” should be set aside and the council must work on improving Morven’s future.
She thanked the people who voted for her and said she hopes for the best in the future for the town.
The town council has not yet made plans to replace Woodburn, who served as mayor pro tem.