Rod Rodriguez has resigned his seat on the Mt. Carmel City Council effective at the end of the year. Rodriguez made the announcement at the end of Monday night’s city council meeting….
Rodriguez did not offer a reason for the resignation last night, even though he recently purchased a new home in Gibson County. Just six months ago, Rodriguez was sworn in for a four year term as city commissioner.
As for a replacement, Mayor Joe Judge announced Monday night that letter of application for the vacancy will be accepted at City Hall until November 1st with the new commissioner being appointed at the council’s December 2nd meeting. The new commissioner will serve until a special election is held in April of 2021 to fill out the remaining two years of the term.
The next leading vote-getter in April’s city council election was Chandler Madden who has indicated he will apply for the vacancy.