Arrington resigns from Luray Council
Page News and CourierLURAY — Town Councilman Lonnie Arrington has submitted his resignation from the council.
In a letter to Mayor Barry Presgraves, dated Jan. 22, Arrington said is stepping down “effective immediately, due to very progressive health problems.”
Presgraves announced the resignation at Tuesday’s council work session.
“We’ve got a council seat open and now we must think about how to fill it,” Presgraves said, pointing to Arrington’s empty seat.
Councilman Ron Vickers noted that Arrington “has served this town a long time, and we should do something to show that we appreciate his service.”
Arrington was first elected to the council in 2006, one year after he retired from 22 years of service as the town’s Assistant Town Manager.
In a phone interview, Presgraves said the next step is for the council to appoint someone to fill out the remainder of Arrington’s term, which ends in 2014.
“I have some ideas, but the council members need to come up with some names also,” the mayor said regarding potential nominees for the seat.