Long-time Seat Pleasant mayor stepping down after missing 3 consecutive meetings

Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant is stepping down from the office he’s held since 2004 after he missed too many meetings.

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According to city officials, by missing three consecutive meetings without being excused by the city council, he forfeit his position.

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"Well, my time as mayor has ended. It was a great pleasure serving our people. Thank you to the residents and citizens of Seat Pleasant for allowing me to serve. God bless you all," Grant wrote on Twitter.

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Grant has been a lightning rod for headline throughout his tenure, the Washington Post points out.

Last year, Grant was placed on leave amid sexual harassment allegations, according to the paper.