NYSSA – Nyssa is looking for a new city councilor with last week’s resignation of Buddy Mendive, who said he is moving to Fruitvale, Idaho with his family.

Mendive’s term runs to the end of this year. 

While he would like to have continued, he said, “I’ve just got too many irons in the fire.”

“I wish I could finish, but under the circumstances, I can’t,” said Mendive, who owns his own business doing “a little bit of everything.” 

The Nyssa City Council is looking to fill his spot “immediately,” said Marla Roberts, the Nyssa city recorder. 

Council members must be residents of Nyssa for at least six consecutive months, and also must be registered voters.

The seven-person council adopts ordinances and makes decisions for the city, and also discusses issues such as the future of the water treatment facility and the transload rail facility coming to the area, Roberts said. 

The new opening will be for August through December.

Mendive had some advice for those thinking of serving on the city council.

“Make sure you’re prepared and go in there with an open mind,” he said.

Mendive also thanked the people of Nyssa for the opportunity to “help out community while I could.”

“It was honestly really good, and it was a new experience,” he said of his council tenure. “I appreciate the way they were patient with me learning the process.”