Lewisburg City Councilman Elvin White has submitted a letter of resignation and applications for the open seat are to be accepted starting next week.
"After some thoughtful consideration and for personal reasons, this letter comes to offer my resignation as city council member from the 3rd Ward," White said in his letter dated Monday. "I leave my office with no regrets and with great admiration for my beloved hometown, Lewisburg."
White celebrated his 83rd birthday during a family event at Henry Horton State Park recently.
Late last year, White confirmed that his recent marriage to a Chapel Hill woman provided him with a second residence. He has maintained ownership of his house here.
City Manager Eddie Fuller received White's letter at City Hall and reviewed several city developments that came about during the retiring councilman's tenure. They include a walking trail at New Lake, the Walk of Heroes in Rock Creek Park, Police Department building remodeling, sale of land in the business park, and the declaration of Ronnie Millsap Day on Oct. 8, 2005.
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