PEPPERELL -- Town Clerk Jeffrey Sauer will be resigning following April's town election, he announced Friday.
He will be staying on long enough to run the election to find his replacement, after which the winner will take over the role.
Sauer said his wife was offered a position as an archivist in New York, leading the family to relocate.
"My wife was offered an extraordinary opportunity at Cornell University and we're very happy for her," Sauer said.
Sauer, who was initially elected in 2010, said that he had never intended to leave the office so soon, and that he hopes he's made positive changes at Town Hall, including making office operations more cost effective.
"I love running the elections; the dog license election with the kids I think is the best thing I've ever done in this office. It's about community and involving the community," Sauer said.
Nomination papers are available at the Town Clerk's office for applicants interested in the position. The Town Clerk position is open for a two-year term.
The election will be held on Monday, April 28 in the Varnum Brook Elementary School gymnasium.
As of Friday, no potential candidates had pulled nomination papers for the position.
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