Stockton Springs' three-person Board of Selectmen was reduced to two July 6 as the remaining members — one of them brand new to the position —voted to accept the resignation of Sara Skolfield.

Town Manager Courtney O'Donnell said Skolfield resigned for personal reasons and her resignation became effective July 5. A special election will be scheduled to fill the vacancy but details have yet to be worked out, O'Donnell said.

Skolfield was elected in 2015 and her term ends in June 2018. The person elected will finish the remainder of Skolfield's term, about nine months. The soonest a new selectman could be sworn in is the end of August or early September, according to O'Donnell, who also said she planned to consult with Maine Municipal Association to make sure everything is done correctly.

In the meantime, the two remaining selectmen will be charged with carrying on town business. Selectman Peter Curley has extensive municipal service under his belt but Betsy Bradley is new to the board and began her first term July 1. She attended her first selectmen's meeting July 6.

O'Donnell said she expects to include details about the vacancy as well as availability of nomination papers in the new town newsletter slated for distribution soon. To sign up for the newsletter, go to the town website at