Kellen Northcott resigned this month from the Winthrop Council, effective immediately, after serving 16 months. Northcott said he did not have adequate time for the council job, according to Rick Northcott, his uncle and mayor of Winthrop.
Northcott was appointed in April 2016 to a vacant position on the council. The town will advertise for a replacement to fill the remainder of his term, which expires at the end of this year.
Northcott’s departure means three of the five Winthrop Council members will be appointed this calendar year. They include Ben Nelson, Joseph O’Driscoll and Northcott’s replacement. Council member Bob DeHart was appointed in September last year, and is running for mayor in November.
That makes Mike Strulic the only current council member who was elected to his seat. He joined the board in 2014, but does not intend to seek re-election, meaning all five council seats will be up for election in November. O’Driscoll and Nelson are seeking re-election. Council terms are four years.