Town of Taber council has received and accepted notice Coun. Louie Tams has resigned from council, effective immediately.
Coun. Tams noted his resignation was due to a personal and private matter, it was stated in a media release.
“Coun. Tams has been an invaluable member of our town council and it was always a pleasure to work with him,” stated Mayor Andrew Prokop. “Myself and the rest of council wish him all the best and thank him for his many years of service to the community. His contributions to our team will most certainly be missed.”
According to Section 162 of the Municipal Government Act, if the vacancy occurs in the 18 months before a general election and there is only one vacancy or in the 12 months before a general election and the number of councillors remaining is at least one more than the majority of the number of councillors comprising the council under section 143, a by-election is not required. Therefore, council will continue on with six members until the general election Oct. 18.