During a special meeting on Thursday night, the Bartonville Town Council accepted the resignation of one of its own.
Mayor Pro Tem Jim Murphy submitted his resignation last week, saying that he is resigning because he has accepted a new job in another state. He had served on Town Council since 2016.
“I have been blessed representing the residents of Bartonville and have enjoyed having this opportunity to serve my community,” Murphy wrote in his resignation letter.
Murphy’s Place 4 Council seat expires in May 2020, so during the meeting, the town called a special election on May 4 this year to fill the Place 4 vacancy. The deadline to file for election will be March 25. One applicant, Bridget Melson, has already filed to run for the unexpired seat.
Place 2 Council member Jaclyn Carrington was appointed Mayor Pro Tem.