- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - An elected official in Genesee County who was targeted for removal amid allegations of excessive use of alcohol is stepping down.

The Flint Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1a0Hd09 ) Vienna Township board members voted Monday to accept township Supervisor Randy Taylor’s resignation. Taylor says he’s been “stressed” amid efforts to remove him and says “because we have so much turmoil, I cannot be an effective supervisor.”

Taylor has said he was a township trustee for years but suddenly made enemies after becoming supervisor in 2012. He had denied allegations over the past year that he was habitually drunk. A 1954 law says “habitual drunkenness” can lead to removal from office.

Gov. Rick Snyder earlier declined a request from the township board to get rid of Taylor.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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