New Albany City Councilman Chris Wolfe, who was serving his second term, submitted a letter resigning from council Nov. 19.
In the letter, Wolfe wrote, "Prior to making this difficult decision, I have reduced several other commitments in the community, including participation on two boards. ... For sanity's sake, something had to give, and it has been a while since I have felt able to contribute meaningfully at (City) Council."
Wolfe said in the letter his telecommunications business, Chase Tek, requires him to travel more and he wants to remain involved in his children's lives.
"He made significant contributions to our council and we are grateful for his years of service," said New Albany Mayor Nancy Ferguson.
Councilman Chip Fellows recognized the resignation during the Nov. 19 City Council meeting.
The city is taking applications for the vacant seat through Jan. 3. Resumes and a letter of intent can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Betty Bosko, 99 W. Main St., New Albany 43054.
Scott McAfee, the city's public information officer, said applicants must have lived in the city for a year and cannot hold any other publicly elected office.
City Council has 60 days from the resignation date to appoint someone to fulfill the rest of Wolfe's term, which ends Dec. 31. 2015.
The city's charter states the appointee will serve the remainder of the term if "appointed after July 1 of the second year of the term."
Wolfe was first elected to City Council in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011.