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Star City still accepting names for upcoming council opening

Any registered voter in the town of Star City interested in serving on town council has until the close of business Monday to let the town know. 

Longtime Star City Town Council member Todd Gregg has informed the town that despite being reelected to council in last month’s municipal election, he will not serve in the upcoming term. 

“I’ve enjoyed every bit of it. I’ve served with some really good people. I kind of hate to step away from it because I’m serving with a good group on council and the mayor. There’s really good leadership and everyone works great together,” Gregg said.  

“It was a tough decision, but my mind and body were on the same page. I woke up one morning and just said ‘I don’t know if I have another two years left in me.’ I just needed a break. I’m always willing to do things for our town when it comes to events as a volunteer, but on a daily basis, I just really need a break.” 

A lifelong Star City resident, Gregg is believed to be the youngest person to serve on council when he was first elected as a 22-year-old grad student in the early ’90s.  

He said he ran on a dare from a coworker and ended up receiving the most votes in the election. He was reelected two years later but ended up moving out of town. 

Gregg returned to council in 2015 and has been reelected every two years since. 

“I just thought it would be easier now, so they can select somebody to replace me, and that person can serve a full term. I just hope whoever they select loves the town as much as I do,” he said. 

Star City Mayor Sharon Doyle said council will select Gregg’s replacement during council’s June 18 meeting and the entire body will be sworn in on July 2 — the first meeting of the new council term. 

Anyone interested in filling the vacancy needs to submit their name, address and phone number to or, in person, at 370 Broadway Ave. 

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