(Columbus) The Columbus City Council has a seat open after the unexpected resignation of District Three Alderman Matt Kenney (pictured left). Kenney, whose current term on the council was set to expire in 2019, announced his decision after Tuesday night’s city council meeting. The announcement was a surprise to all but a few of the council, with Kenney stating that he has been moving through the process of selling his home and saw now as the best time to take this step and leaving the city in the good hands. A resident of Columbus for the last three years, Kenney will be moving back to the Madison-area where he hopes to continue to be active within his community. “I do really enjoy being involved in the community whether that is in a political sense or volunteerism. I’m sure I will find a way to stay involved and help the community grow because at the end of the day that’s what it takes to make a community grow and make it a better place.” No word yet on how city officials plan to fill the vacant seat on the council.