DAVIS, Okla. (KTEN) — The City of Davis is trying to fill a vacant city council seat for Ward 1.

A special meeting will be held next Wednesday for interested individuals who want to step into the position.

The city announced last Friday that Jeremy Bumgarner's Ward 1 seat was vacant.

"I did not resign from my spot," Bumgarner said in a Facebook post. "I've missed 50 percent [of meetings], so I was removed from my seat."

He said the reason for missing so many council meetings was to attend his son's high school basketball games. 

"We as councilmen give up a lot of personal time to help make decisions for the good of and to better our community," he added, "so with that being said, I would like to be reappointed my seat on the Council..."

Ward 4 council colleague Clint Grinstead sympathizes with Bumgarner's decision-making.

"In this day and age, family values like that are hard to come by, so, I have no problem sitting next to someone on the council seat that has those kind of values," Grinstead said.

The special meeting is set for 6 p.m. on March 27 in the City Council chambers at 308 South 3rd Street. Call City Hall at 580-369-3333 with any questions.