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Niles Township board to ask trustee for resignation

Published 10:29pm Monday, June 7, 2010

By AARON MUELLER
Niles Daily Star

The Niles Charter Township Board passed a resolution Monday to have Supervisor Jim Kidwell ask trustee Michael Bailey, who was absent from the meeting, to resign from his position on the board.

Bailey, who pleaded guilty to indecent exposure two months ago, has already been removed from the parks board.

The motion came after four township residents urged council members to express their opinion on Bailey’s actions.

“We have an ethical issue here and it should be dealt with,” trustee Richard Cooper said.
Treasurer Jim Ringler made the motion and it passed unanimously.

Bailey made it very clear at a previous meeting that he has no intentions of resigning.

“I’m not going to resign,” he said at an April meeting. “I was charged with a misdemeanor. I am working with the courts and doing what I am supposed to do.”

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  • Kevin Tonkin

    No one can condone his actions, however it is hard for one to comprehend the request of the township board to ask for Mr. Bailey’s resignation when our former supervisor, Mr. Myers, was convicted of a felony and no one member called for his resignation.

  • cat59

    I bet if you were to dig into the past of those on the board that want Michael off they have a dirty little secret. It’s not enough that he lost both of his job.I take it that no one on the board goes to church.He did what he did so as to protect someone. I bet I don’t vote for none of you unforgiving,lets stab someone in the back.I thought that was really low to try vote him off considering that he wasn’t even there.

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