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By Chris Marchand
Another Dryden City Councillor is bowing out of local politics.
City of Dryden Councillor Mel Fisher has submitted his letter of resignation effective September 15, 2012.
Fisher says stress related to a deep dissastisfaction with the present council’s ability to communicate effectively was starting to negatively affect his health.
“If find I’m not effective as a councillor because I find myself at odds with council on almost every single issue,” Fisher told the Dryden Observer Thursday. “There’s not much point in killing myself with a lot of stress if I’m not doing any good.”
Councillor Fisher was elected to the former Town of Dryden Council from 1969 to 1972. He was elected to City of Dryden Council in 2006 and re-elected in the 2010 Municipal Election.
The office of Councillor will be declared vacant at the September 17, 2012 regular meeting of Council. Under the Municipal Act, within 60 days of declaring a vacancy the municipality shall either appoint a person to fill the vacancy or pass a by-law requiring a by-election to fill the vacancy.
Mayor Craig Nuttall thanks Mr. Fisher for his service to the community stating, “Councillor Fisher has served the community for a long time and we wish him well”.