The two Republican members on the Davenport Town Board resigned at the Sept. 18 meeting, town Supervisor Dennis Valente said.

Both terms end Dec. 31, 2009, officials said.

In each case, the resignation was for job-related reasons, Valente said. Each position pays $1,000 a year, he said.

One of those stepping down, Dave Carrington, confirmed in a Monday e-mail that with a new job, he needed to step down after 19 years of service, effective today, to devote more time to that and serving as a volunteer firefighter.

He has been a firefighter for more than 30 years, he said. The other councilman, Norman Schubert, did not return a call last week and Monday for comment.

Valente said that Schubert was on the board for eight years.

Democratic board members Trevor Bell and Mary Massaro remain on the board.

Current Deputy Supervisor William Hansen, a Republican, will be appointed at the Oct. 16 board meeting, which Valente said will mean the board will have enough voting members. Hansen has served at no charge for the several times that Valente was not available for town business during his three years in the job. Hansen did not return a call for comment Monday.

An official with the Delaware County Board of Elections, who did not want to be identified, said that under town law, the deputy supervisor serves "at the pleasure" of the supervisor and is not an elected position. Possibilities for the fourth seat are being explored, Valente said, including a special election.

Any appointment would run through the end of the year, the election official said, and a new appointment would be needed Jan. 1.

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