H-PARB Chair Drerup Resigns, Leaving Village

H-PARB Chair Drerup

Resigns, Leaving Village

Teresa Drerup representing BTP Partners before H-PARB last year. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)
Teresa Drerup representing BTP Partners before H-PARB last year. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

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.

 


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