The City of La Vergne Board of Mayor and Aldermen on July 20 accepted Matt Church’s letter of resignation in a special called meeting that lasted less than a minute.
The board also declared Church’s seat vacant, starting a process to appoint a temporary replacement until the November city election, which will be for a two-year term.
Church wrote a letter of resignation July 8.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen has been accepting applications to temporarily fill the vacant seat. The deadline to apply is July 28.
The board will review applications and select a replacement at the August Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting. Mayor Jason Cole said that as of last week, the applicants include: Kathy Tyson; David Wood; Garett Edwards; Joey King; Doug Shafer; Jim Anderson; Gwen Anthony; and Tom Finch.
According to his letter of resignation Church stated, “I believe it is in the best interest of my family and the City of La Vergne for me to resign from my position as Alderman. I am stepping aside at this time so that I will not be a distraction to the ongoing business for the City of La Vergne.”
Church was arrested in Nashville on July 2. According to booking information from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, he was charged with these felony counts: theft of property, $2,500 or greater but less than $10,000; and two counts of forgery, $2,500 or greater but less than $10,000. The bond was $15,000.