Shelby has new town supervisor after Houseknecht’s resignation

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 June 2020 at 3:10 pm

SHELBY – The Town of Shelby has a new town supervisor following the resignation of Ed Houseknecht on May 31.

Ed Houseknecht

The Town Board on June 9 appointed Jeff Smith to serve as town supervisor. Smith, a fruit farmer and owner of Ledge Rock Farms on North Gravel Road, was the town’s deputy town supervisor.

He was appointed town supervisor by the other Town Board members – Stephen Seitz, William Bacon and John Pratt.

Houseknecht was re-elected in November to another two-year term as town supervisor. He was first elected to the position in November 2017.

He is retired as the Orleans County highway superintendent and was the former superintendent of the Village of Medina’s Department of Public Works.

He couldn’t be reached for comment about why he resigned.

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