Mayor Robert Wells has resigned from his position as mayor of Pine Ridge.
According to Pine Ridge Mayor Pro-tem Daniel Davis, Wells informed town officials Tuesday of his resignation.
Davis said in a statement: “As many know, Mr. Wells was diagnosed earlier this year with COVID-19, which resulted in a temporary shut down of Town business. Unfortunately, Mr. Wells has continued to experience complications from this diagnosis. These issues have led to Mr. Wells needs to, reluctantly, step away from his duties as mayor to focus on his health and wellbeing.” Wells indicated he regretted not be able to finish his term.
“Although there have been tough challenges, I have enjoyed serving the Town of Pine Ridge in this capacity,” said Wells in the statement.
There will be a special election to elect a new mayor.