SIDNEY – The town council’s president, Jack Wolfe, has resigned, joining four others who have unexpectedly quit in recent months.
Filling the seat, though, may be slowed by the coronavirus.
Wolfe informed Democrat Party Chairman Brian Smith of his decision Friday. Smith said he did not give a specific reason other than it was time to depart.
The coronavirus could complicate filling the position slightly, according to Smith, who said The Indiana Democratic Party is currently devising protocols for how to fill vacancies during the virus crisis.
Smith said Indiana law does not require him to hold a formal caucus since vacancy involves a single precinct.
“I am awaiting guidance from the state party before proceeding,” he said.
Wolfe’s wife, Lana, and another council member, Ricky Bradley, were forced to resign earlier this year after it was determined they had never been legally elected or appointed.
Another council member, Kenneth Koontz, resigned at the same time due to health conditions.
Etta Hurd, who was appointed to replace Lana Wolfe, quit within a matter of days, citing personal reasons.
Hurd was replaced by Lydia Neal.