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Godfrey resigns from council

Ted Godfrey

Park Rapids city councilman Ted Godfrey has resigned, citing his desire to "really retire."

"My time has been served," he said.

Godfrey said his departure is a friendly one.

"There is no animosity against any of the council and I just love the staff," he said. "It was just time for me to retire and let someone else become versed on the issues."

He submitted his resignation effective Monday, March 2. The council has called a special meeting for Thursday, March 5 and will discuss how to proceed with the vacancy, city administrator Bill Smith said.

Godfrey has served about two years of a four-year term and said he had originally planned to retire at the end of his term.

"But things are moving so fast and it's time for someone else to get in there and become abreast of the situation," he said.

Godfrey was mayor for four years and a city council member for two terms. He was a member of the planning commission prior to being on the council.