Wausau Town Council member resigns

Wausau Town Council member resigns

Wausau Town Council Member Kerry Collins, left, seen at the November council meeting with Mayor B.J. Phillips, resigned from the council on Dec. 30. The council accepted his resignation on Jan. 9 during the town council meeting.

Published: Friday, January 10, 2014 at 10:17 AM.

WAUSAU — The Wausau Town Council accepted the resignation of Council Member Kerry Collins during Thursday’s council meeting.

Mayor B.J. Phillips read a letter from Collins which cited “personal choices and health reasons” for his decision to resign from the council. The resignation letter was dated Dec. 30 and stated that Collins would resign immediately.

“We hate to see him go,” Phillips said. “He knows what he has got to do and hopefully we will see him back here someday.”

Phillips asked the council for suggestions as to who could fill Collins’ seat until the city election in December.

“I have to make a replacement, but looking at the city policy I don’t see a time sequence on the process,” Phillips said, adding he would like to have a nominee in place for the February meeting so the council could vote on the nominee and swear them into office at that meeting.

“I would like to see if Roger Hagan would be interested,” Council Member Dallas Carter said. “He has the experience and he could fill in, if he would be willing.”

Hagan was formerly the mayor of Wausau but he retired in 2012. Phillips said that in February Hagan would have been retired for 13 months, which would be long enough for him to be eligible to serve on the council again.

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