NORTHWOOD — Northwood Mayor Randy Severson has resigned, Northwood City Attorney John Greve confirmed Wednesday.
Severson, 48, who was serving his second term as mayor, resigned Tuesday evening during the City Council meeting, Greve said. He told the council he was resigning for health reasons.
Severson could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
The council appointed Councilwoman Jane Bloomingdale to serve as interim mayor until further action is taken, Greve said.
“They will determine whether to have a special election,” Greve said. “They tabled further action.”
Greve said the council may either appoint a new council member and choose a mayor from among the council or call for a special election.
Severson was charged Aug. 31 with third-degree harassment, a simple misdemeanor, for sending electronic messages to a former girlfriend after being warned not to contact her in any manner.
Court action is pending.
He said he was suffering from effects of a mild traumatic brain injury sustained in a serious accident in November 2002.
Severson is co-owner of Northwood Lumber Co.