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Claremont Assistant Mayor Resigns



Friday, August 11, 2017

Claremont — Assistant Mayor Vic Bergeron, who was nearing completion of his fourth two-year term on the City Council, has announced his resignation and will end his tenure on Aug. 31.

Bergeron told the council on Wednesday night that he and his wife, Linda, have sold their home and will be moving to Florida’s New Port Richey area next month. Bergeron said the couple has been spending time there the last several years.

“We are not leaving because of high taxes,” Bergeron said before the council meeting, addressing rumors he has heard about his decision. “We are moving for health reasons and we don’t want to deal with the winters anymore.”

Bergeron, who also sits on the Planning Board, is a retired firefighter who served as Claremont’s assistant chief.

CORRECTION

The Claremont City Charter requires that the City Council appoint someone to fill the seat being vacated by Assistant Mayor Vic Bergeron. An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the council’s options in the matter.