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Bingen Council To Have Vacancy

Jeanette Fentie plans to resign later this month

There will soon be a vacant seat on the Bingen City Council. Jeanette Fentie plans to resign from serving on the five-member City Council later this month.

Fentie, who has been with the council since 2002, could not be reached for comment.

In a letter of resignation to the city of Bingen dated Jan. 4, however, she explained that she needed to have more time to attend to personal matters.

Fentie said she was glad she was able to help the council complete its work on the subdivision ordinance, which was approved in December.

"There are many other projects I was looking forward to, but am just not able to devote the time and energy needed at this time," Fentie wrote in her letter.

Mayor Brian Prigel praised Fentie as a vital member of a strong council, and said he hoped to fill the vacancy "within a month or so."

"I hope we'll have some applicants," he said.

Fentie's last day on the council will be at the regular Jan. 18 council meeting.

The remaining council members will appoint someone to fill the rest of Fentie's current term, which runs through 2005. There will be a vote to determine who will win a full four-year term in the open position in this year's general election in November.

Those interested in joining the council must be at least 18, an American citizen, and must be a resident of the city of Bingen.

For more information, contact Bingen City Hall at 493-2122.

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