City Council Member Tell Retires, City Looking to Fill Vacancy

Dexter City Council member Ray Tell announced two weeks ago that he would be leaving the Council. Last night, Oct. 22nd, would be his last meeting.

In a statement to the council, Ray said, “I regret to inform the Council that October 22nd will be my last meeting as a council member. I’m handing in my resignation. I’ve taken another opportunity to work somewhere else. Unfortunately these are afternoon and evening shifts so I will no longer be allowed to continue my service which has lasted for 25 years. It’s time for somebody else can step up.”

Mayor Shawn Keogh said of Ray’s departure, “Ray Tell is a good friend and his committee to the Village/City has been incredible for a long time. His perspective and insight will be missed by our Council. I wish him well in his new job opportunity.”

Council member Paul Cousins also commented immediately after Ray announced his retirement from the Council saying, “Well I don’t know how I feel about that. Ray and I have worked together for a long time. I appreciate all of his commitment. I think a lot of people don’t realize the commitment that a person has to have for this. Thanks Ray from the bottom of my heart and from this community for all the work.”

To fill the vacancy, Mayor Keogh is taking nominations for interested candidates for the next few weeks. Contact the City offices for details.

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