Kennett Square Borough Council member to resign
● By Steven Hoffman
The changes on Kennett Square Borough Council continue.
Council member Wayne Braffman recently announced his intention to resign from borough council. He plans to resign at borough council’s next meeting on Monday, April 15.
Braffman’s decision to resign comes just weeks after LaToya Myers stepped aside as council president and Ethan Cramer stepped aside as council vice president. Both cited new regulations that were implemented regarding how borough council conducts its meetings as the reason for leaving the leadership posts. Specifically, Myers and Cramer did not agree with new rules regarding public comment. Myers and Cramer both remained on borough council.
Braffman is leaving borough council eight months early for a good reason—he will be traveling a lot in the latter part of the year, and won’t be available for a majority of the council meetings.
Braffman said that he did not want to leave his fellow council members shorthanded for the rest of the year. Braffman’s term on borough council expires at the end of 2019, and he already announced that he was not seeking reelection.
New council member Doug Doerfler said that if Braffman submits his resignation on April 15, “the intention of council is to accept the resignation” that same evening. Once the resignation is accepted, Doerfler said, the borough will begin to collect applications and letters of interest from residents who are interested in filling the vacancy.