The City of Tonka Bay Councilmember Jonathan Grothe submitted his resignation at the Feb. 28 city council meeting. The resignation is effective April 12.
Grothe, who has been a councilmember for four years, stated he and his wife will move out of Tonka Bay to retire in the Brainard Lakes area. As such, he will be no longer legally able to serve the city. His last meeting will be Tuesday, April 11.
“We have enjoyed living in Tonka Bay over the last 16 years and I have enjoyed serving on the council for the last four years,” Grothe said. “I hope you feel I have done a good service at the city, and I wish all of you in Tonka Bay the best.”
Following the resignation, the city council will declare a vacancy that can be filled by appointment. The vacancy will be filled by a majority vote of the council. Should there be a tie vote of the council, the mayor has the obligation to fill the vacancy.
The council is expected to formally declare a vacancy and appoint a new member to serve the remainder of Grothe’s term at the Tuesday, April 25 meeting.