COOPERSTOWN – Teresa Drerup, the founding chair of the village’s Historic Preservation & Architectural Review Board, has advised Mayor Jeff Katz she is resigning, he confirmed this afternoon.
“It’s a loss,” he said. “She’s great. She’s a pro. I’ve always respected her. I think she’s done a great job.”
The mayor said Drerup and her husband, Kurt Ofer – the two are partners in Altonview Architects – are moving out of the village to a home they’ve owned for some time in the Town of Middlefield. H-PARB members are required to live in the village.
Katz, who said Drerup e-mailed him yesterday advising him of her decision, observed that she has been involved in controversial situations. Last year, she stepped out of the role as H-PARB chair to represent BTP Partners’ four-story hotel project before the H-PARB.