City Councilman Scott Sadler resigned from the council Wednesday, creating a vacancy the council will have to fill.
Sadler, who was elected to a four-year term on the council in November 2016, was not at the council meeting Wednesday.
In his resignation letter, Sadler did not list a specific reason for his decision.
“My decision to end my term early is not without a lot of personal reflection,” he wrote. “My involvement on the council has always been about working to help make the city of Page a great place to live and raise a family. The city of Page has a bright future ahead, (but) it is not without its challenges, so please keep that bright future moving forward. It has been my honor to serve the citizens of Page…Though I will no longer be seated at the dais, I will remain an engaged citizen.”
After Sadler turned in his letter, Mayor Bill Diak thanked him for his service to the city.
“It has been a pleasure to serve on the City Council with Councilmember Sadler, his resignation is a loss for the city of Page,” Diak said. “Scott was always thoughtful and well prepared and has served the community well over the past six years.”
With a vacancy on the council, the council will immediately begin accepting letters of interest from Page citizens who would be interested in filling the seat. While Sadler’s term does not end until December 2020, Arizona law will require an election for the seat in November 2018.
The council will formally accept the resignation at its Aug. 30 meeting and set dates to fill the vacancy.
Anyone who is interested in serving may send a letter to the city clerk at P.O. Box 1180, Page Az., 86040 or may drop off a letter to the city clerk at City Hall.