CORNING - The Town of Corning is looking for candidates to fill a vacant position on its ethics board and is requesting interested residents to reach out.

Beth Prentice recently resigned from her position as a member and chairman of the ethics board. The town board accepted her resignation Tuesday and is actively seeking a replacement ethics board member. 

“We’re always sad to see somebody go,” Town Supervisor Kim Feehan said.

The town board will be looking for letters or emails of interest over the next couple of weeks, and will readdress what they’ve received thus far at its next meeting in January.

“The (town) board is very interested,” Feehan said. “If there’s anybody in the town that would like to actively participate in our ethics board, we look forward to their interest.”

The ethics board was established earlier this year. One of its primary responsibilities is to interpret gray areas as they arise. 

This particularly applies to older laws and ordinances where the language could be outdated, misleading or in need of interpretation.

Maintaining an odd number of board members is ideal for its ability to operate. 

The position is open to anyone that lives in the town or owns rural property. For more information, call the town clerk’s office at (607) 936-6114.