NORTHFIELD VILLAGE -- Councilman Jim Daugherty resigned his Ward B Council seat effective June 30.

Daugherty told the News Leader he was leaving due to "personal family matters," and he wishes the best for the village.

"I wish good luck to the village and encourage them to keep moving forward," Daugherty said.

Mayor Jesse Nehez said he enjoyed working with him on Council, adding Daugherty will be missed.

Daugherty was appointed to Council in July 2015 after Ethan Miladinovich vacated the seat. Daugherty was subsequently elected in November 2015 to fill the seat for the unexpired term which would have ended December of this year.

Daugherty served alongside his daughter, Jen Domzalski, who remains on Council as a Councilor at Large.

Council has 30 days from his resignation to fill the seat. If Council fails to do so, the mayor is charged with making the appointment. Officials say one application has been received for the seat so far.

Candidates must have lived in Ward B in the village for a minimum of one year, and must be registered to vote. At the time of their appointment candidates may not be otherwise employed by the village or hold any other elected or appointed office within the village or any other public entity.

Council members are expected to attend meetings held at 7:30 p.m. on the second fourth Wednesdays of the month and additional committee meetings, work sessions, and special meetings when necessary.

Letters of interest/qualifications for the seat need to be submitted by July 21 to the Village of Northfield, Attn: Clerk of Council Tricia Ingrassia, at 10455 Northfield Road.