SISTERS, OR -- The Mayor of Sisters is stepping down. Chris Frye tells KBND News, "I’m moving out of the city limits and that’s the rules – if you no longer reside in the city that you have to step down. We’re moving into a house at the end of August, so my last meeting will be at the end of August." He adds, "It wasn’t our plan, but we found a house that was absolutely perfect for our family and we had to move on it."
Frye says he’d already decided not to run for re-election, this fall. "It’s a major time commitment and it takes a lot of energy. I’m a busy individual; I own my own business, I have three kids, three dogs, two cats and a wife. So, I did it for about three years and I absolutely love doing it, love serving Sisters. But, I was going to ride off into the sunset, anyway, in four months and be able to spend more time with my family." As of Wednesday, no one had officially filed to run for the three Council seats that will appear on the November ballot.
Mayor Frye says Councilors still need to decide how to deal with the sudden vacancy prior to the election. "I think we’ll talk this Thursday whether we’re going to fill that position, or let it ride with four until election time, or what the plan is. I think we’ll find out more on Thursday."