Archive for Wednesday, December 11, 2002

McCrary resigns position on council

December 11, 2002

George McCrary resigned from the Baldwin City Council Monday night.

"It's due to personal reasons," he said.

McCrary filled the city council position for about 19 months, but unexpectedly resigned after Monday's special meeting where the council hired a new police chief because he said he wanted to spend more time with his family.

"The demand for the city council has been enormous," he said. "I served on the safety committee and the finance committee and they have been the most active in recent months.

"I feel like I've been involved in a lot," he said. "It's a wonderful opportunity, but you have to have some extra hours to give."

Mayor Ken Hayes will appoint a replacement for McCrary at next Monday's city council meeting, subject to the council's approval. The replacement will serve McCrary's remaining 2-1/2 year term.

McCrary will attend the meeting before officially leaving the council.

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