Ron Tipton announced his resignation from the Grove Municipal Services Authority Tuesday afternoon, citing a busy personal schedule.

"My wife and I looked at our schedule for the next few months, and I would miss four of the next five meetings," Tipton said.  "I don't think it's fair to the other members of this board, or city management for me to be on the board and not be able to participate."

Tipton has been somewhat critical of the city's plan to expand the water treatment plant before addressing other infrastructure issues, but stressed that the issue had nothing to do with his decision.

"Let me say, I'm not quitting because I'm mad about the water plant," Tipton joked.  "I have every confidence in the city management, and that this plan will work, and they will do things in the right way."

For more information on GMSA, and the City Council's activities, see Friday's edition of the Grove Sun.