Round Lake Park Trustee David Arroyo notified village officials Thursday that he will resign his seat because he is moving out of the community.
Arroyo moved to Round Lake Park in 1988 and was elected to the board in April 2017. He owns Strictly Stone, a Round Lake-based landscape and lawn service company.
He said his family moved to a lake house almost a year ago. They had option to submit a bid to buy the house after a year, he said, but their bid recently was rejected by the owner and they had to move out.
"This was all-of-the-sudden and last minute," Arroyo said.
Tuesday's village board meeting agenda included an item to discuss and possibly accept his resignation. Arroyo missed the meeting so he had to submit his resignation in writing.
Deputy Village Clerk Cindy Fazekas said the village is seeking applications from residents who want to fill Arroyo's vacant seat.
Mayor Linda Lucassen wants potential applicants to send a resume and a letter of interest to her at the village hall, 203 E. Lake Shore Drive, Fazekas said. Lucassen will select a nominee who will go before the board for a confirmation vote.
Arroyo thanked Lucassen for encouraging him to run. He said he had been thinking about running for trustee but knew he shouldn't wait when Lucassen approached him about it.
"I do appreciate the mayor considering me for position and having faith and trust that I'd do well," he said.
Arroyo said he and his family are living temporarily in Round Lake Beach and hope to move before the school year starts. He said he wasn't sure if they would move back to Round Lake Park.
For information about applying for the vacant trustee position, call the village hall at (847) 546-2790.