Tryon Commissioner Miller resigns, will vacate seat in June


    The Tryon Board of Commissioners has accepted the resignation of Commissioner Roy Miller nearly two months after he was named in an investigation over the misappropriation of town funds that led to the termination of then-Fire Chief Joey Davis in January. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

    The Tryon Board of Commissioners has accepted the resignation of Commissioner Roy Miller nearly two months after he was named in an investigation over the misappropriation of town funds that led to the termination of then-Fire Chief Joey Davis in January.

    "The board said this is not looking good. So, the board agreed, independently, and came to me and said look, we need to ask Commissioner Miller to resign. And so I asked him for the good of the town, and, apparently, he has done that," Mayor Alan Peoples said.

    Miller will vacate his seat in June.

    The board is in the process of reviewing its options for what happens after that.

    "One of the options would be that we appoint someone until the next election. A second option is that we have asked the state if we can just have a regular election and elect three commissioners instead of two. We don't have an answer back on that," Peoples said.

    In either case, he said the town is required to appoint someone within 90 days.

    While the decision to resign is sitting well with many people, others haven't made up their minds.

    "I'm glad he resigned," said Kadsha Webster. "Right is right and wrong is wrong, and he is wrong for everything he's done since he's been up there."

    "I'm reserving my opinions until all the facts are out," said Marion McMillan.

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