|Mike Scott resigns from Rossford council|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 27 August 2013 09:52|
ROSSFORD - Mike Scott announced at Monday's City Council meeting that he would be stepping down from council as of Aug. 31.
Scott is leaving council to join the board of Northwestern Water and Sewer District. He cannot serve on both boards.
His term expires at the end of the year. Scott told council he'd already decided not to run for re-election.
Scott was praised by members of council and Mayor Neil MacKinnon for his service.
Councilwoman Caroline Eckel noted he took on assignments beyond what is usually expected of members of council.
He helped study the city's involvement in TARTA and looked at what alternatives the city would have for transit services. He ended up recommending the city remain a member of the regional transit authority.
He also took the lead in creating the Rossford Convention and Visitors Bureau. That group brought the five-day Ohio Chautauqua festival to the city earlier this summer, attracting thousands of attendees each day.
Scott urged more people to get involved in city government. "Some people really need to step forward."
Rex Huffman, legal counsel for the water and sewer district, noted that when Rossford joined the district last year there was concern that the city would not be adequately represented on the board. With Scott joining former councilman Leonard Michaels on the district board, Huffman said, "you have two really strong voices."
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