PERRY -- Joe Posey, who defeated an incumbent to win a seat on the Perry City Council four and a half years ago, resigned his post Friday.
Posey’s resignation, which he sent by email, said he will need to spend a lot of time in Atlanta in the coming months to help a sick family member.
The City Council is scheduled to meet Monday to call for a new election. Posey ousted incumbent Joe Kusar in the 2009 elections for District 2, Post 1 and was not challenged in last year’s city election. About three and a half years of his latest term remains.
In his written resignation to Mayor Jimmy Faircloth, Posey said: “After much thought, prayers, and discussions with my family I have decided to resign from the Perry City Council effective August 1, 2014. This decision has been extremely difficult and heart wrenching and it is my hope that you, council members, and constituents will be understanding of my situation. My time on the council has been a very positive one and I feel that the city is in a much better place than it was four years ago.”
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The district is also represented by William Jackson. It includes much of northeastern Perry, from an area inside Perry Parkway to stretches along Houston Lake Road and U.S. 127.
The council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to call for an election. That’s also the time of the City Council’s regular work session. City Council also scheduled a 5 p.m. Tuesday pre-council meeting and a 6 p.m. Tuesday regular meeting.
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