A special called meeting by the Ragland council was held Thursday where council members accepted Riggs’ resignation. She served District 3.
Mayor Lanis White said Riggs handed town clerk Penny Owens a sealed envelope addressed to the Town of Ragland Monday.
Dated April 12, the letter said, “I, Cathy D. Riggs, do hereby resign my position as Ragland City Council member effective this date, at 9 p.m.”
“I resigned and have no comment about resigning,” Riggs said by telephone Thursday.
White said this concerns him that people who run for public office and ask people to vote for them and don’t serve out their term.
This is the third council member on the current administration elected in 2008 who has resigned.
Gaylon Brown resigned May 31, 2009 due to health problems while Richard Haynes resigned Sept. 9, 2009 due to personal reasons and health related concerns.
“This puts the remaining council in a bind to find a replacement,” White said. “She was also mayor pro-tem.
“The bottom line is people have to do what is best for them and their families. I understand that.”
White said a replacement for Riggs would start immediately.
“Anyone living in District 3 who is interested in filling this position can turn in a letter of intent to the town clerk,” White said.