A statement in a Walnut Township story last week that implied Sally Hempleman resigned as township fiscal officer because she was overwhelmed was incorrect. Hempleman told The Beacon this week she resigned due to conflicts between the trustees.
“I care deeply about Walnut Township,” she said. “I was thrilled to be chosen as fiscal officer.At no time was I overwhelmed. I felt there was a lot of conflict between trustees and since I knew all of them didn’t want me as fiscal office, I felt I was part of the conflict. Conflict can destroy a township and I believed it was better for the township for me to resign.”