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During Thursday’s meeting of the Town Council, Oliver Springs Mayor Chris Hepler asked council members to accept a letter of resignation from Alderman James Brummitt, who has decided to resign his seat on the Council, effective immediately.
Brummitt, who also serves as chairman of the Roane County Commission, had served three terms on the Oliver Springs Town Council.
The mayor did not offer any specific reason for Brummitt’s decision to step down, but it’s been clear to many observers that he and new City Manager Tina Treece have differed on several policies and procedures since she replaced David Bolling.
The city now must appoint a new member representing Ward 6 by the next council meeting in two weeks, according to its city charter.
Hepler said anyone willing to serve should send a resume to city hall or come by and apply in person.
Brummitt did not attend Thursday’s meeting.
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