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Halifax Councilman Tom Brown resigns

Halifax Councilman Tom Brown will resign from Halifax Town Council effective the end of June.

Brown said Sunday his decision to resign was based on family health issues that require much of his attention at this time.

The Ward A council representative informed his constituents of his decision to resign at a recent Ward A constituent meeting.

Brown submitted a letter of resignation to Mayor Dick Moore on May 15 stating that he had decided to resign due to family health issues, according to Town Manager Carl Espy.

“With the family health problems we’ve got right now, I just can’t dedicate myself to that and to the other (town council matters),” Brown said. “Due to health issues, I’ve got to put my family first right now.”

Espy confirmed Brown’s resignation will be effective as of June 30, and the seat will be open for a special election on Nov. 5. 

Brown said he wanted to wait until the end of June so he could help council get the 2014 budget passed.

Council has 45 days after June 30, Espy said, to appoint someone to fill the Ward A position.

 

The position will be up for election in a special election in November. Council plans to further discuss Brown’s resignation at the June 11 work session, Espy said.