North Idaho Mayor Quits, Cites 'Petty Conniving'


The mayor of the Bonner County city of Dover has quit, saying that he's had it with "petty conniving, personal grievances and animosities of self-seeking individuals."

The Bonner County Bee reports that Paul "Randy" Curless turned in his resignation Jan. 29, effective immediately, "amid ongoing strife and gridlock" on the Dover City Council.

"The open animosities and agendas that have emerged in the current council render it impossible for me to discharge my duties and meet my responsibilities,ā€ wrote Curless in his resignation.

Curless served as Dover's mayor since 1995 and oversaw upgrades to his city's water and sewer infrastructure and replacement of the U.S. Highway 2 bridge, according to the Bee.

Curless said he would now focus on rebuilding a barn, training border collies and fly-fishing.

ā€œI bought a new fishing reel and Iā€™m going to use it,ā€ he said.

The 2010 Census listed Dover's population as 556.