Kelbys leaving Dunsmuir, council to consider replacement options

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Dick Kelby, shown during a Dunsmuir City Council meeting in early 2015, has announced his resignation effective May 7, 2015. He and his wife, Mabel, Dunsmuir's city treasurer, are moving to Minnesota for family health reasons, according to a news release from the City of Dunsmuir.

The Dunsmuir City Council will consider options for replacing councilor Dick Kelby and city treasurer Mabel Kelby during its next regular meeting on May 7.

The Kelbys, according to a news release from the City of Dunsmuir, are moving to Minnesota for family health reasons.

May 7 will be Dick Kelby’s final day as a Dunsmuir councilor and vice mayor, according to the release. He is also stepping down from membership on the Siskiyou County Local Agency Formation Commission, a position he had been appointed to by city officials throughout the county. He is also resigning from membership on the Small City Organized Risk Effort board of directors.

As quoted in the release, Dick Kelby said he will miss Dunsmuir. “I am proud of the current City Council and its ability to work together for the common good. Five different people with five different work lives and home lives were able to give clear direction and vote unanimously on all items presented for consideration in recent months. I very much appreciate the dedicated City staff and continue to wonder how so few can do so much. I continue to be amazed by the volunteers in the community who support all the events and activities that Mabel and I have enjoyed throughout our years in Dunsmuir. We wish Dunsmuir the best and we already miss living here.”

The May 7 City Council meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.