- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) - Williamson Mayor Steve Knopp and two other city officials are stepping down.

Multiple media outlets report that Knopp, City Clerk Frances Frye and City Attorney Chris Younger announced their resignations at a City Council meeting on Thursday night.

Knopp and Frye said they are resigning because of health reasons. Younger said the job is too much with his private practice.

Frye had submitted her resignation earlier.

The resignations come amid citizens’ complaints about a proposed 50 percent water and sewage rate increase.

The city owes a contractor, Veolia, more than $1 million. The company handles the city’s water and street departments.

Knopp says he will remain in office through the next City Council meeting in September.

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