The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update

Local Politics

November 4, 2013

Ingalls Town Council president resigns

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“He was well liked and well trusted,” Green said. “He was a great board member and a great friend.”

Stout said it was unfortunate he had to leave the council in a period of transition but said the council was well-equipped to move on without him.

“I have great confidence in them,” Stout said. “They will be able to accomplish what they have to.”

The task of filling his vacancy will fall to Willis. Because Ingalls has only one precinct, Willis gets to choose the new council member rather than the council.

Green hopes the council will get a say in the final choice even though it is ultimately Willis’ call.

“We’ve got to work with these people for the next two years,” Green said. “We want to make sure the board is an equal board.”

Willis said he has heard from three people expressing interest in the position.

He did not say when he would make a decision but has 30 days from Stout’s resignation to name a replacement. That makes Thanksgiving his deadline.

Willis said he will make an announcement before the holiday.

Follow Zach Osowski on Twitter @Osowski_THB or call him at 640-4847.

Ingalls vacancy Residents of Ingalls interested in the open Town Council position should contact GOP chairman Russ Willis at 643-4871. The position must be filled by Nov. 28.

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