Carlisle council interviewing four applicants for vacant seat

Carlisle Village Council held a special session at 6 p.m. today to interview four applicants for a vacant council seat.

Former councilman Brad McIntosh submitted his resignation in early March but changed the effective date from March 31 to April 30 to assist council if needed during the outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Council was scheduled to interview the following applicants:

• James Lickliter, former council member and deputy mayor

• Chet Miles

• Derek Rohrkemper

• Kim Bilbrey

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.

“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.

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.

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