Upper Sandusky Tree Commission member John Walker has resigned.
The tree commission voted to accept his resignation during a meeting Monday morning.
“We accept his resignation with regrets,” Chairwoman Sara Lou Binau said. “He has not been able to attend as much lately, but when he did attend he was a good support for the committee and he will support us in any way we need. That’s just John.”
Walker resigned in a letter dated March 29 in which he wrote, “Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am resigning my position on the Upper Sandusky Tree Commission.” Walker did not give a reason for his resignation.
Walker served on the tree commission for six years. He was re-appointed for another three-year term by Mayor Scott Washburn in January.
The search is on to find Walker’s replacement.
“This is a great committee to get started with,” Washburn said. “It’s not over the top and it’s a great way to get involved.”
“We meet six times a year,” Binau added. “It’s not a lot of outside time unless we ourselves decide to do it.”
Separately, the tree commission discussed the city’s annual Arbor Day celebration program, which will be held at 9:30 a.m. May 11. Local school children will join city officials for the ceremony at Stepping Stones Park.
“All the Tree Commission members, we usually have them introduced or they introduce themselves,” Binau said. “The schools present a program. … Then we do a dedication and they put a tree in the ground and the kids help put the dirt around it.”
Lastly, Councilman Don Spiegel reported the 50 trees the tree commission voted to plant last month have been delivered.
By CHANDA NEELY