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Published: Wednesday, 7/23/2008

Veteran councilman to leave Sylvania post

Dr. Read Backus has announced his resignation after more than 36 years as a member of Sylvania City Council.

Dr. Backus, 74, said he is looking forward to traveling with his wife, Dorie, after retiring from his dental practice 2 months ago. I m just so busy being retired, he said.

A replacement will be appointed to serve out the remaining 18 months of his term.

Letters of interest and resumes should be mailed to Margie Linter, Clerk of Council, 6730 Monroe St., Suite 201, Sylvania, OH, 43560-1948, or by e-mail at city.clerk@cityofsylvania.com.

Applications will be accepted until noon Aug. 8. Interviews will be conducted Aug. 11 before a committee-of-the-whole meeting.

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