Carlisle councilman to resign his seat at the end of the month

Carlisle will be losing a member of its Village Council at the end of the month.

Councilman Brad McIntosh, who also serves as the deputy mayor, informed Village Manager Julie Duffy and fellow council members of his intention to resign his seat on council, effective March 31.

McIntosh, 35, was elected to his first four-year term in November 2013 and re-elected to a new term in November 2017.

“Since Day 1, I have taken this position very seriously and have always tried to do the best job possible for the residents of Carlisle. I feel that to do the best job possible, this requires more time and effort than just attending our regular meetings twice a month,” McIntosh wrote in his resignation letter.

“Unfortunately, I no longer have the time to meet this commitment due to growing personal and professional obligations. The residents of Carlisle, fellow council members, and Village staff deserve a level of service that I can no longer deliver.”

He said he was proud of the accomplishments of council during his tenure of more than six years and acknowledged the village was in good hands with the current council, village manager, department heads and staff.

“I’m in a different stage of my life,” McIntosh said. “I hate to do it but I feel its the responsible thing to do. As my personal and professional life has evolved, I don’t have that time anymore.”

He and his wife are parents of a small child with another on the way. McIntosh joined the ownership group at Sandy’s Auto and Truck Service and is running two businesses that he owns.

While he has no regrets, McIntosh is proud of the village staff and the work they do.

“We have a very good village manager and department heads,” he said. “We built a stable staff and the village is a much better financial position than it was in when I arrived more than six years ago. I’ll miss the staff and working with council.”

McIntosh said, “I love Carlisle and have thoroughly enjoyed serving this community with this body. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and trust that the residents of Carlisle gave me.”

After McIntosh leaves office, the village will be soliciting applications to fill the vacant seat. The Village Charter specifies council has 60 days to choose a successor. If council cannot select a successor, the mayor has the power to appoint the new council member who will serve out the unexpired term.

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