Warren resigns from Lancaster council

September 25, 2003|PHIL PENDLETON

LANCASTER - Delmer Warren, who began serving on the city council here in January, has resigned his position.

"I hate that this move came up soon," said Warren, who submitted his resignation to Mayor Billy Moss earlier this week. Warren said that he is moving to Harrodsburg. "It's a family decision," he said.

Moss said that Warren's letter of resignation will be read to the council during a special meeting Monday that was planned to interview in-house applicants for the chief of police position.

"He's been excellent," Moss said of Warren's time on the council. "I regret very much to lose him. He was a very helpful member of the city council. We'll miss him."


"I feel good about the time there," said Warren, who recently retired as assistant superintendent of Boyle County schools and had served a number of years in other area school districts. He also served as an elder and church board chairman for Victory Christian Church in Lancaster.

Moss said the council has 30 days from the date of Warren's resignation to select a replacement. If no one is named after 30 days, Gov. Paul Patton will name a replacement. "I have the authority (to name the new council person), but I want the council's input," said Moss.

Moss said that he has spoken with several people who may be interested in serving on the council and that Warren did make a recommendation for his successor. Moss said he would rather not identify those people at this time.

Also Monday, the council may review applications for the utility clerk's position. "We may or may not act upon those applications," Moss said.

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