Minor resigns from City Council

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

By Karen Hall

Editor

Effective yesterday, Robin Minor has resigned from Lewisburg's City Council.

This was regretfully announced by Mayor Jim Bingham.

Minor, who recently retired from a lifetime in the teaching profession, has served the citizens in Ward 5 since he was elected in May 2007, being re-elected to another four-year term in 2011.

He served as council representative on many boards such as the Planning and Zoning, Alcoholic Beverage, Power, Recreation, and Cemetery.

"Many things have been accomplished during his service as councilman, and we thank him for his time and dedication to the City of Lewisburg and our citizens," wrote Bingham. "Councilman Minor's contributions have been many and we wish him the very best with any and all of his future endeavors."

The most important of these future endeavors right now is looking after his new grandbaby, Minor said in a phone interview.

"She's my No. 1 responsibility now," he said. "She's the light of my life."

Six-and-a-half-month old Evelyn Grace Minor has red hair and blue eyes, and is the Minor's first grandchild. Since Mrs. Minor still works part-time at H & S Pharmacy, Robin Minor sometimes gets to spend the whole day with his darling baby.

"I can change a dirty diaper with the best of them," he said.

On a more serious note, Minor added, "Everything I've done or voted for has always been in the best interests of the hardworking taxpayers of Lewisburg."

In recent years, he has been the one to speak up at council meetings to question expenditures, and argue against going into debt or spending reserves.

City Recorder Pam Davis confirmed the city charter states the remaining council members shall fill a vacant seat for the unexpired portion of that councilman's term. Earlier this year they filled the seat of Councilman Odie Whitehead Jr. who moved out of his ward. Several people submitted resumes and were interviewed, and the council chose Roy "Bam" Haislip, so a similar procedure might be followed now, said Davis, though it has not been discussed yet.

Minor's term would have ended next year, as will that of Councilman Steve Thomas. The other councilmen's and the mayor's terms run until 2017.