By Ryan Gueningsman
MONTROSE, MN Montrose Mayor Scott Czanstkowski submitted a resignation letter to the city last Monday.
City Administrator Barb Thwing-Swanson said the city council is expected to act on the resignation at tonight’s city council meeting.
In part, Czanstkowski’s resignation letter cited alleged open meeting law violations, personal verbal attacks, and the alleged involvement of other council members in a “Citizens for a New Montrose” group.
“I do not want to be part of a council that will negatively represent or (sic) city of Montrose,” the letter from Czanstkowski stated.
Czanstkowski went on to express appreciation to those who supported him in last fall’s election.
“Come next elections please pay attention to who you support and how they vote and if they’ve even done anything positive for the city,” he concluded.
State statute indicates the council may either call for a special election to fill the position of mayor, or appoint someone to the position. Czanstkowski served as mayor since the beginning of the year. Prior to that, he had been on the city council for two years.
The city’s acting mayor is Roy Henry.