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June 19, 2013

Three Rivers City Commission bids farewell to At-Large Commissioner David York, sets process for filling vacancy

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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Flags at Three Rivers City Hall

The Three Rivers City Commission has set Friday, July 12 at noon as the deadline for persons interested in filling the vacancy created by the resignation of At-Large Commissioner David York to submit a Citizen Interest Form to the City Clerk’s office.  The forms are available at City Hall and online from the City of Three Rivers website at www.threeriversmi.org.  To download the form now, click on the following link:  Citizen Interest Form.

The determination came Tuesday evening (June 18), the final meeting for York who is moving to Lockport Township and, thus, is not eligible to continue as a commission member.

Retiring At-Large Commissioner David York during his final Three Rivers City Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

York was commended for his service on the commission which dates back to 1999.  Each member of the commission expressed appreciation for York’s service as did City Attorney Pat O’Malley and City Manager Joe Bippus.  Bippus said, “You are one person that has come here for the right reasons – for the citizens of Three Rivers and that only.  . . . You were here just to serve.  You did it well.  Thank you.”

In brief remarks during the ‘Commissioner Comments’ portion of the agenda, York noted the fact that it was his last meeting and said, “It’s been an honor as well as a privilege.  It’s been wonderful working with every one of you.”

York also commented during a brief post-meeting interview with Bruce Snook of the River Country Journal in which he said he’s “enjoyed the experience working for the people of Three Rivers and the people I’ve worked with and I think the city itself is in good hands.”  And he said he plans to “enjoy life” and to do some fishing.  (David York interview – :56)

York “retired” from the commission at the end of 2008 after serving for nine years as Fourth District commissioner, but returned after being elected to the At-Large commissioner seat in November of 2011.


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