JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown City Council has accepted the resignation of the Jamestown City Clerk.
On Monday night the council accepted the resignation of current clerk and administrative services director Todd Thomas and also acted on appointing former Clerk Jim Olson as the acting clerk for the remainder of this year.
The action came after Thomas informed the mayor and city council he accepted a job as Chautauqua County assistant attorney.
Thomas became clerk in August 2017 when Olson retired from the position. He was appointed to serve for at least the remainder of Olson’s term, which expires at the end of this year.
Olson will be returning on a part-time basis and will finish the rest of the current term. The winner of the 2019 mayoral election in November will appoint a new clerk in January 2020, pending majority approval from the City Council.