Bruderheim's Garry Bottorff will leave his councillor role for 12 weeks.
His leave of absence was brought up at the regular council meeting on Wednesday (Jan.17).
"Unfortunately he's had to take a leave and for privacy reasons we can't talk about what those issues are, but we certainly wish Garry and his family all the best," said mayor Karl Hauch. "He's a great guy. Really going to miss him and I hope he's back soon."
As per the Municipal Government Act (MGA), a member of council is allowed to miss two meetings, but if they are going to miss a third one, council must vote on the issue.
The vote for his leave passed unanimously.