Gloversville Mayor Dayton King is resigning after pleading guilty to official misconduct charges Wednesday morning.

State police say he used the city’s postage meter to distribute almost $500 worth of mail for personal business.

 

 

The plea agreement includes a resignation, 50 hours of community service and a fine.

Councilman-At-Large Vincent DeSantis says he’s relieved and the common council is energized.

"We feel like the question that's been looming all this time has been resolved, and now we have a definite way forward," says DeSantis.

The future will become a bit clearer after Thursday’s organizational meeting, where a sitting member on the council will be appointed mayor. But DeSantis won’t say yet who that person will be.

King released a statement Wednesday, saying he "used poor judgment" and "will work hard to regain the trust of the public."

Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen is handling this case as the special prosecutor.