DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

June 20, 2013

Londonderry Town Clerk to step down

By Julie Huss
jhuss@derrynews.com

---- — LONDONDERRY — Londonderry’s town clerk is calling it quits, just three months after she was re-elected to another three-year term.

Meg Seymour’s last day as town clerk/tax collector is June 28.

The announcement of her departure came at the Town Council Monday night.

Acting Town Manager Bill Hart gave no specifics on why Seymour was leaving the job, but wished her well.

“We will certainly miss her work and smile every day,” Hart said. “She has done yeoman’s work.”

Seymour, 51, has served the town for almost 14 years.

She appeared before councilors Monday night to talk about dog licensing procedures, but also took time in a tearful statement to thank everyone for their support.

“I want to thank Town Council, acting town manager, department heads, staff and residents for supporting me,” she said. “I am going to miss serving the community.”

When contacted again yesterday morning, Seymour said she was leaving her job “for personal reasons.”

She said she will miss being at Town Hall.

“I will miss working with the community and staff,” she said. “I love what I do.”

She said her last day would be the busiest day of the year for her office.

“The fiscal year ends, taxes are due July 1, there are vehicle registrations,” she said. “I knew I wouldn’t want to leave before that day. I would never leave that to my staff. I would never do that to them.”

Her staff includes one full-time deputy clerk, two other full-time staff and one part-time worker.

Seymour would not comment on her future plans, but did say she was always interested in doing volunteer work.

“We will see what the future brings,” she said.

Deputy Town Clerk Kathleen Donnelly will assume Seymour’s job until the next Town Meeting in March, according to state statute.