Baldwin council member Sandi Rudeseal has resigned from the city council.
At the conclusion of Thursday’s council work session meeting, Rudeseal read a prepared statement tendering her resignation from the council effective Aug. 8.
Rudeseal served in post 2. Her term expires Dec. 31, 2011.
Rudeseal reported she checked with city attorney David Syfan and was told that a special election is not needed since she doesn’t have more than 180 days left to serve.
“During my time in this position of service, I have seen many things accomplished that some said could not be done,” she said. “Most recently, we ended the 2010 fiscal year with a $32,000 surplus and are projected to end the 2011 fiscal year in the black again with a larger reserve – over $150,000. Another 40K is budgeted for the 2012 fiscal year totaling $222,000 by 6-30-12.”
Rudeseal also mentioned the millage rate reduction that the council discussed during the work session.
“And we have given the city employees a two percent cost of living raise,” she said. “With the staff we have in place now, I feel confident that the city will move forward with great strides and I look forward to watching the city grow and prosper. I regrettably must tender my resignation from the city council effective Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, due to no longer being able to serve in the capacity in which I once could … On the bright side, this will free up approximately $1,300 in the general fund. Council, please use it wisely. I know you will.”