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Timothy Dixon resigned this week from the Hillsdale City Council.

The Ward 2 coun­cilman sub­mitted a letter of res­ig­nation to Mayor Adam Stockford and the other coun­cilmembers, which the council accepted unan­i­mously at its meeting Monday night.  

“I pur­chased a dif­ferent home and now no longer have a rec­og­nized address located within the City of Hillsdale,” he wrote in the letter. “I have enjoyed serving on the council and I’m glad I have been able to con­tribute to the city during my time.”

Dixon’s res­ig­nation leaves an open seat on the council in Ward 2.

Stockford rec­og­nized Dixon’s work on the city council.

“Coun­cilman Dixon will be sorely missed. He was a great asset to the city,” he said at Monday’s meeting. “We appre­ciate all the things he’s been involved in throughout the years. We espe­cially appre­ciate his con­tri­bu­tions to the O-and-G com­mittee which he’s chaired for several years.”

Dixon served on the city council’s oper­a­tions and gov­er­nance com­mittee, where he par­tic­i­pated in extensive con­tractual nego­ti­a­tions regarding City Manager David Mackie. In May of this year, the council approved a seven-year con­tract worth $105,000 per year that included an incentive if Mackie could speed up Hillsdale’s road resur­facing project.

Dixon high­lighted the impor­tance of Mackie as well as his own work on the city council.

“I believe Dave Mackie has done an out­standing job for the city and keeping him as city manager was important for the city’s future,” he said in an email. “I have enjoyed being a part of the city roads being improved, and being a part of the decision enabling Meijer to come to Hillsdale.”

In addition to serving on the city council, Dixon is heavily engaged in Hillsdale’s com­munity. Stockford said that although Dixon now lives outside the city, he believes Dixon’s involvement with Hillsdale won’t end.

Dixon said he wants to stay com­mitted to the town. He pre­vi­ously served on Domestic Harmony’s board of directors, an orga­ni­zation that pro­vides emer­gency shelter and coun­seling ser­vices for victims of domestic vio­lence, and said he will con­tinue sup­porting the orga­ni­zation.

“I have been and will still con­tinue to be on Sal­vation Army’s advisory board and will stay a member of the Hillsdale Exchange Club,” Dixon said, empha­sizing his com­mitment to com­munity pro­grams.

“I do not know if I will run for any other elected posi­tions,” he said. “However, I do know that I will con­tinue being involved in non­profit boards as time and needs exist.”