Town of Binghamton supervisor Timothy Whitesell says some unhappy residents apparently want to oust him.

Whitesell said he's heard people may be circulating a petition to remove him from the office he's held for more than a quarter-century.

The town park on Jackson Road has four fields for baseball and softball games. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Whitesell said online comments he's seen indicate some people are angry because a few youth baseball and softball games couldn't be played because of wet conditions at Jackson Park.

Whitesell said he and town workers did their best to get the four fields ready after an unusually snowy and wet April.

One mother who posted on Facebook described her son's disappointment when his team's games were cancelled. She wrote: "Come on Town of Binghamton step and up and fix these fields for the youth who participate in your program!"

The town supervisor said he was "disappointed" to learn some people want to "impeach" him. He noted he has volunteered for many years to support the town's youth sports programs.

Whitesell said suggestions that he and the town haven't been doing enough to keep the fields in shape are "unfounded."

Now that the weather and field conditions have improved, the supervisor hopes the "impeachment" talk with die down.

A field at Jackson Park in the Town of Binghamton on May 8, 2018. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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