According to the Paxton Record, The Button Township Board accepted Doug Moody’s resignation as a township trustee and then appointed him as the township’s new supervisor this week.
Moody’s appointment fills a vacancy created by last month’s resignation of Supervisor Dean Swan. Moody, of rural Rankin, will serve as supervisor through the April 2017 election.
Township Highway Commissioner Ron Hilligoss said the board is now looking for candidates to fill Moody’s trustee seat. An appointment will be made at the board’s March 3 meeting in Clarence, and anyone interested can contact Moody or trustees Dave Maul, Dale Gould or Elmer Kief.
Moody had been a trustee for 10 years, he said.
Swan was arrested in November but never charged over allegations he steered township business to a trucking firm he owned. Swan was is in the midst of serving his second four-year term as township supervisor, after last being elected in 2013.