Van Stippen Resigns From Council
By Brandi Makuski
Councilman Bryan Van Stippen has resigned his seat on the Stevens Point Common Council, effective Dec. 31.
Mayor Mike Wiza made the announcement via email Thursday morning.
Van Stippen had been appointed to the joint municipal court oversight committee, and also over served on the city’s finance and public protection committees. He was elected to his first term in April.
Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza said Van Stippen’s seat would be filled by appointment, but was not immediately aware of the timeline for that process.
“We want to make sure we give people have enough time, if they’re interested, to step forward, but it’s possible we’ll do this in January,” Wiza said by phone on Thursday.
Wiza added the resignation was “kind of a surprise”.
“We knew he had a potential job offer out of the area, but he wasn’t sure until now,” he said.
In a prepared statement, Wiza also thanked Van Stippen, whose term expires in 2017, for his service to the community.
A call to Van Stippen for comment was not immediately returned.