NEWBERRY SPRINGS • A high level official with the Newberry Community Services District announced his immediate resignation, leaving a vacancy in the five-member governing body.
Robert Seeley, who served as the president, director and park liaison for the Newberry district for one year announced that he will move out of the area for a new job. Robert Royalty, who has served on the board since 2007, was elected by the board as the new president.
The remaining four members of the district are soliciting applications fromthe community for the vacant director's seat. The existing board will select a candidate to fill the position and the term will go until December.
Diana Williams a district director since 2005, said she hopes the changes are for the good.
“We’re looking forward to a new director and making changes to bring professionalism back into the district,” Williams said.
Seely could not be reached for comment Monday.
All letters of interest must be received in the district office by noon on Jan. 23. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and a registered voter in the Newberry Springs district. The Board of Directors will review the nominations for appointment at the regular meeting on Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.
The Newberry Springs district is the local governing body responsible for managing the Newberry Springs Fire Department, parks and recreation, and street lighting. The district was established in 1958.
For information on the district can be found online at www.newberrycsd.net.