BATAVIA — The City of Batavia Deer Committee’s five members resigned less than a minute into a meeting at City Hall this morning.
The committee’s spokesman, Russ Nephew, said in a statement that he and committee members Samuel DiSalvo, Fred Gundell, Gus Galliford and Kent Klotzbach have quit.
Nephew said the committee members “have been abused, disrespected. lied to and lied about. In lieu of this, we are removing ourselves from the Deer Management Committee as of this moment.”
After that, the four committee members who were present left the second-floor City Council Boardroom.
Interim City Manager Rachael Tabelski and City Council President Eugene Jankowski Jr. were there for the meeting. Committee liaison John Canale was arriving for the meeting as the former members were leaving and Galliford told him what had happened.