The township will accept applications until noon Tuesday for the seat of commissioner Todd Miller who resigned for personal reasons.
Mr. Miller, a Republican, was serving his first term.
He was elected in November 2011 as part of a group running together in support of the township's Marcellus Shale drilling regulations, which prohibit natural gas wells in areas zoned for neighborhoods, parks, schools and farms.
In a letter dated July 21, Mr. Miller wrote, “It is with my deepest regret that I must tender my resignation. I want to thank everyone for their support. It has truly been a pleasure to serve residents.”
South Fayette Manager Ryan Eggleston said he wishes Mr. Miller the best.
”Todd is a passionate guy,” Mr. Eggleston said. “He cares deeply about this community, and is vested in South Fayette.”
Commissioners met last Thursday to accept the resignation and post the vacancy.
Mr. Miller’s four-year term will end Dec. 31, 2015.
Applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest to Mr. Eggleston, 515 Millers Run Road, South Fayette, PA 15064. Candidates will be interviewed Wednesday night by commissioners during their workshop meeting.
Amy Philips-Haller, freelance writer: email@example.com.