Briny Breezes Alderman Kathleen Bray resigned April 27, saying her husband’s out-of-state job prevented her from devoting the time necessary to serve the town.
Spending time with her husband, Larry, in Pennsylvania forced Bray to attend several meetings by conference call in the past year.
“When I’m not here, I don’t have a feel for what’s going on in the town,” she said.
Bray was appointed to the council in August 2008, ironically, after her husband, an alderman, resigned for a certified public accountant position in Pennsylvania. Bray was town clerk, pro tem for three years and helped assemble the town’s annual budget.
“I am going to miss it terribly,” she said. “Our son is still here and I’ll be back checking on things. I hope to retire here.”
The council is accepting applications for the vacant position, which it may fill at its May 24 meeting. Resident Sue Thaler has filed a letter of interest.
— Tim O’Meilia