LOW MOOR — Richard Shull has submitted his resignation from the Alleghany County Board of Supervisors.
Shull, who represents the Clifton Forge West District, made the announcement Tuesday night. His resignation is effective Dec. 31.
Shull has served on the board for seven years.
“I will be leaving on my own accord, not because of anything I have done,” said Shull, who added that he will be leaving the area to live in a facility that will not require him to carry out maintenance and upkeep.
Shull has one year remaining on his four-year term. Supervisors will have 45 days to fill the seat through an appointment once his resignation becomes effective. A circuit court judge will make an appointment if supervisors fail to fill the seat.
“I wish you all of the best,” Sharon District Supervisor Cletus Nicely said to Shull.
“I completely understand you moving from the area after I talked with you,” Nicely said.
The person appointed to fill the remainder of Shull’s term will serve until the regular election is held in Nov. 2021.
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