Maine, NY (WBNG Binghamton) After an angry outcry from citizens in the town of Maine tonight, the town board will not have the power to appoint a highway supervisor themselves.
Instead it will remain an elected position as it has always been.
The townspeople scolded the board for attempting to put this on the ballot in November.
However if it was on the ballot the citizens would still have a vote on whether to allow the town to do this.
But the board voted it down completely tonight.
"I'm an American. What are you? Is this government for the days of the constitution, elected positions for our people? I don't like dictatorship," said one Maine resident.
Current highway supervisor Jim Mckilligan says he will not be seeking the position next year.