Kyllo steps down from council

Former Sicamous councillor now focused on new duties as Shuswap MLA

  • Jun. 21, 2013 5:00 a.m.

LACHLAN LABERE

Black Press

Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo continues to hold a seat on Sicamous council, but not for much longer.

Kyllo says he intends to resign his councillor’s seat within the next week.

“I’m going to be far too busy with provincial matters to resume my duties as a councillor for Sicamous,” he said.

“I cannot give my fair attention to both, so I will be stepping down.”

Last week, Sicamous council made a decision against extending Kyllo’s leave of absence until Jan. 1, 2014, a move which put the next step back in Kyllo’s court.

It would be perfectly legal for him to continue to do both jobs, however, Kyllo’s announcement that he will resign will prompt a byelection.

Kyllo took a leave of absence from April 18 to May 15 to conduct his successful run in the provincial election.

Kyllo said his decision to request the extended leave was to potentially provide Sicamous council with an option to save the costs of a byelection.