Vandalia alderman plans to resign after walking out of Monday meeting

An aldermen who walked out of Monday's city council meeting after voicing his displeasure with the council's decision to allow two gaming businesses plans to resign.

Ward III Alderman Terry Beesley told The Leader-Union early Tuesday morning that he had submitted a letter of resignation.

A short time later on Tuesday, Mayor Rick Gottman said that he planned to talk to Beesley about the resignation.

Beesley walked out of Monday's meeting after saying that he disagreed with aldermen who had voted to allow two liquor licenses for businesses that will operate solely for gaming.

He walked out after a making a lengthy statement on the council's 4-3 vote two weeks ago, with the discussion at times becoming quite heated.

For coverage of the meeting, see this week's issue of The Leader-Union.

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