Dunsmuir City Councilor Diane Dolf resigns

Skye Kinkade

Dunsmuir City Councilor Diane Dolf has submitted a letter of resignation. After living in Dunsmuir for 43 years, she relocated to Mount Shasta over the weekend and is no longer eligible to serve on the Dunsmuir council.

City manager Brenda Bains said Dolf’s letter was received by the city on Monday. The council now has two options: to appoint a replacement or to call an election, which would cost the city between $8,000 and $10,000, Bains said.

Dolf said the two years she spent on the council were enjoyable, “with a few exceptions.” Dolf added that she enjoyed working with her fellow councilors and city staff.

“I’m looking forward to the future and meeting people in Mount Shasta, doing something other than working for the city,” Dolf said. “If I hadn’t sold my home, I’d still be there (on the council).”

Councilor Ed Steele wrote in an online blog post Monday morning: “Wanted, enthusiastic, energetic individual to serve on the Dunsmuir City Council. Must be willing to work with four other members with divergent ideas and opinions to resolve difficult problems... Job pays nothing, but lots of free advice from all members of the community. Thick skin and patience a requirement.”

Bains said she has consulted with County Clerk Colleen Setzer to learn the exact parameters the city must use to fill Dolf’s vacancy.

If the mayor chooses to put an item on the agenda, the council could discuss which course of action they’d like to take at their next meeting, Bains said. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21 beginning at 6 p.m.