Scottville commission accepts Benyo’s resignation during regular meeting.

July 6, 2021

Brian Benyo

Scottville commission accepts Benyo’s resignation during regular meeting.

SCOTTVILLE — During its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, July 6, the Scottville City Commission accepted the resignation of Commissioner Brian Benyo, who is moving out of the city limits. 

Benyo was appointed to the commission in 2019, replacing long-time commissioner Leon Begue, who had resigned due to health reasons. 

“My time on the city commission has seen the future change hands; including several commission seats, a new police chief and city attorney, new mayor, and two new city managers,” Benyo wrote in his resignation letter to Mayor Marcy Spencer and the commission.

“I appreciate the opportunity to be of service in the community I raised my young daughter in. Our most sincere gratitude goes to the Scottville Police Department, namely Chief Matt Murphy and Officer Katrina Skinner. Through the years working next to you, you have shown my daughter that superheroes can be normal people, too. She now aspires to be a K9 officer at 11-years-old, and my heart swells with pride. We will always back the blue proudly.”

Benyo’s fellow commissioners thanked him for his service and dedication to Scottville. 

The commission has 30 days to fill the position by appointment. If the position is not filled, a special election must be held to fill the position. Any citizen of Scottville, who has been a resident of the city for at least one year, is eligible. Interested citizens should send a letter of interest to City Manager Jimmy Newkirk at or 105 N. Main St., Scottville, MI 49454.

The commission also approved a request for a resident to have up to four chickens in her back yard, following the restrictions of the city ordinance, in the 400 block of East State Street. 

The commission normally meets the first and third Monday of the month. Because July 5 was a holiday, the meeting had been moved, by resolution, during the commission’s Nov. 2, 2020 regular meeting. The next Tuesday meeting will be on Sept. 7, because the first Monday of the month is Labor Day, Sept. 6. During the Nov. 2, 2020 meeting a resolution was passed to set the 2021 meeting schedule. The motion for that resolution had been made by then-Commissioner/Mayor Pro-Tem Marcy Spencer and seconded by Commissioner Ryan Graham, and was approved unanimously. 

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