Sykesville town Councilman Doxzen resigns Can't devote enough time because of job, he says

July 26, 1998|By Mary Gail Hare | Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF

With the resignation of Daryl K. Doxzen, Sykesville has a vacancy on its Town Council.

Doxzen, re-elected to a second term on the six-member council last year, cited job and family pressures in submitting his letter of resignation to Mayor Jonathan S. Herman last week.

Doxzen manages the body shop at Antwerpen Automotive Group in Randallstown and frequently works extended hours. He said he must devote whatever free time he has to his wife and two children.

"I am just not able to put in the time needed to do the right job for the town," Doxzen said. "You are elected to do what the town needs and I don't feel that I can give it my all right now."

Doxzen was appointed in August 1995 to fill the term of Julie Kaus, who resigned for similar job-related reasons. He ran successfully for the position in May 1997.

He praised the efforts of the mayor and his council colleagues.

"I feel really good about the direction the town is taking and about its leadership," he said.

Doxzen plans to remain active in several community organizations, including the volunteer auxiliary police and the Sykesville Business Association.

The town will advertise the vacancy in local newspapers and on the Internet. After reviewing the applications, the mayor will appoint a replacement subject to confirmation by the council, possibly by the Sept. 14 meeting.

Council members are paid a stipend for each meeting. Prospective candidates have until Sept. 4 to send letters of interest to the Town House, 7547 Main St.

Information: 410-795-8959.

Pub Date: 7/26/98

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