Jerome village president Harry Stirmell has resigned, saying the stress and strain of the job has taken a toll on him and his family.
Stirmell says village trustees have blocked his efforts to get the village’s red-ink finances under control.
He also points to anonymous derogatory letters that he says were received by his wife and mother-in-law.
Stirmell has also had his share of controversies, including the indictment of his son, a former Jerome cop… and his revelation that federal authorities are looking into how Jerome spent funds from DEA enforcement actions.
But he says those issues were not a factor in his decision to step aside.