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At a special meeting of the City Council, held on July 20th, 1961, az twelve o'clock noon, <br /> <br />R. Irvine Smith, Jack P. Barnes, W. R. Breedlove, W.T. Leafy, George R. Walker, <br />A.P. Johnson,Jr., City.Manager, <br /> <br />The meeting was opened with prayer by Mr. Smith. <br /> <br /> The following call for the meeting was read: <br /> <br /> "Please attend a special meeting of the City Council, in the Council Chamber, at 12. noon.on <br />Thursday, July 20th, 1961, for the purpose of considering the resignation of s Councilman. <br /> By Order of the President." <br /> <br /> 61-200 - The following communication from M-r. Breedlove was read: <br /> <br /> "It ~s with sincere regret that I ask you to accept my resignation as a member of the <br />Portsmouth City Council, effective July 20th, 1961. Signed William R. Breedlove." <br /> <br /> Mr. Breedlove read s statement expressing his gratitude to those who supported him in <br />the Councilmanic race and to all who had assisted him in any way during his zenure of office as a Councilman, <br />which statement is on file in the office of the City Clerk. <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. B ames that Mr. Breedlove's resignation ss a Councilman of the City of <br />Portsmouth be accepted with regrets, was adopted, and by the following vote: <br /> <br />Ayes: Smith, Barnes, Leafy, Walker <br />Nays: None <br />Breedlove abstaining. <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Barnes that a special meeting be held on the evening of July 24th, 1961 to <br />fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Breedlove, was adopted, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br /> Motion of Mr. Barnes that a resolution be prepared, thanking Mr. Breedlove for his ser- <br />vices to the City, was adopted, without dissenting vote. <br /> <br />On motion adjourned. <br /> <br />~pproved - <br /> <br /> President. <br /> <br />City Clerk <br /> <br /> <br />