Mayor Mills Resigns From City Council

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 3, 2018

 

For More Information Contact:

Mari E. Macomber
City Manager
660.627.1225

MAYOR MILLS RESIGNS FROM CITY COUNCIL

 

(Kirksville, MO)  Mayor Jerry Mills announced that he has made the difficult decision to resign his position as a member of the Kirksville City Council. Mills has chosen to purchase property outside the city limits of the City of Kirksville to provide additional space for his family, and will no longer be eligible to serve on the City Council. The effective date of his resignation will be Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

 

Mayor Mills was first elected to the City Council in April 2011 and re-elected in 2014 and again in 2017. Mills was elected by the City Council to serve as Mayor Pro Tem in 2013 and 2017 and was elected Mayor in 2016 and 2018. “I felt that it was important that I do my part for my community and chose to serve on the City Council,” Mills stated. Through his tenure the City has seen economic expansion, the construction of an $18 million wastewater treatment plant, and voter approval of several sales taxes, including the new Parks and Recreation Tax. Mills noted, “Though I will not be here to take part in the final decisions regarding the aquatic facility, I know that the City is in good hands and I am proud of my part in all the City is today.” Mills expressed appreciation to the community for support over the years and was thankful he was able to devote seven years to the Kirksville community.

 

The City Council will now decide whether to appoint someone to serve as City Councilmember until the next general election, or appoint someone to fill the vacancy. In the past, Kirksville City Councils have done both. For more information, please contact Mari Macomber, City Manager at 660.627.1225.

 

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