Cache Creek councillor resigns

Councillor Darrel Rawcliffe resigns his seat due to health reasons.

Darrell Rawcliffe

Citing failing health, Cache Creek Councillor Darrell Rawcliffe has submitted his resignation from Council, effictive March 31.

“Due to health reasons, I feel it is best if I do not complete this term of office,” he wrote. “I am greatly honoured to have served on Council for the past six years and want to thank Council and the citizens of Cache Creek for their support and understanding. I have enjoyed every single minute of my years on Cache Creek Council and will forever cherish the memories and friendships I have made in our wonderful community.”

Mayor John Ranta said he was saddened to receive the letter.

“It’s such a shame to see a dedicated council member like Darrell suffering health issues to the point where he feels he has to resign,” said Ranta.

He said Rawcliffe’s experience in hauling waste from the Lower Mainland to the Landfill and his knowlege of the industry was a real benefit to council.

Ranta said it’s up to Council to decide whether to hold byelection for his seat, but that’s not likely to happen since the general election will be held in November.

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