Councillor Di Bell has resigned from Horsham Rural City Council effective immediately.
Chief Executive Officer Sunil Bhalla thanked Cr Bell for her service to the community.
“It is with regret that I accepted Cr Bell’s resignation on Friday 5 August,” Mr Bhalla said.
“The health and safety of our staff and Councillors is paramount.
“We are committed to ensuring Horsham Rural City Council’s values of respect, integrity and accountability are embedded across all levels of Council and we will continue working with the Monitor appointed to the Council in recent weeks,” he said.
Council will now work with the Victorian Electoral Commission to determine the next steps for filling the vacancy.