GENESEO – The Village of Geneseo’s parking enforcement officer has resigned.
Teresa Easton filed the notice of resignation over two months ago to give the Village a wide window to make a new hire.
“I left on very good terms,” said Easton. “I wanted to make sure that the Village had someone in place so that the merchants were not left with no one to move the cars along.”
Geneseo Mayor Richard Hatheway said that the Board of Trustees will be accepting applications for a new parking enforcement officer through Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. No lapse in parking enforcement is expected.
“Hopefully we are able to meet with some candidates and make a hire soon,” said Hatheway. “[Easton] wants to still be around to train the new hire.”
Parking continues to be a contentious issue in the Village. Following the retirement of Dean O’Keefe, Easton’s work instantly began turning heads as she ticketed cars on Main Street and indexed all of the meters that needed repairs.
The job was not without its fair share of adventure. When an escaped pig was running through traffic on Rte. 20A, Easton, a bit of an animal whisperer, brought a dog crate and volunteered to take care of the pig.
It was in moments like this that Easton, a York resident, has become close with many Village residents over the past year.
“I will miss all of the people for sure,” said Easton. “I’ve made a lot of lifelong friends along the way. This job made me realize how much all the store merchants really appreciated me and what I did. I’ll have to come to Geneseo and walk just so I can see everyone.”