According to today’s edition of The Recorder, Precinct 2 city councilor John Lobik has resigned his seat on the Council for health reasons. His resignation will be effective on January 1, 2019.

Because we are more than ninety days from the next election, here is how the replacement process works:

The Council President with the advice of the committee chairs may fill that seat by appointing a person residing in that precinct (not applicable for those elected at-large) for which a vacancy exists, subject to a two-thirds vote of the Councilors present, to serve until the next Annual Town Election, at which time a person shall be elected to fill the unexpired term.