By Brett Milam
City of Milford Councilman Justin Bonnell stated his intent to resign from council at the special meeting on Feb. 7.
“I just kinda wanted to touch base. Most of you know recently I took the steps to go into business and starting that process. That process has taken off,” Bonnell said. “In the process and moving forward with the business growing and my family growing, we made a decision to put the house up for sale. We received an offer and accepted and are closing on the house is March 15.”
Bonnell added, “Unfortunately I will have to turn in my resignation from council effective pretty immediately.”
“I obviously wouldn’t mind to stay on,” he said. “I hope everyone knows that regardless of how long that I remain here and even though I’m leaving, the decisions that I make and the opinions I voice, I truly do so in what I think is in the best interest of the city and I always have.”
This has been an awesome, awesome experience, Bonnell said.
“It’s been eye opening. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve met a lot of people,” he said. “I personally think, even though it’s been a short amount of time, it’s helped me grow as a person, so that’s awesome.”
He added, “I am sad that I’m leaving this awesome city, but this is a good thing for us,” he added. “It’s a great thing for my family. I wish everyone and everything the best of luck.”
Mayor Laurie Howland said they are waiting for Bonnell to formally put his resignation into writing.
“I completely support him. As we all know, family comes first,” she said. “He really stepped up the last year and learned a lot. I am a little disappointed to see him go.”
But Howland said, she looks forward to a citizen stepping up after him.