On Wednesday June 24 Andover City Councilman Byron Stout IV passed away after a long battle with cancer. Mayor Ben Lawrence stated, “We’re certainly going to miss Byron. He took his position very seriously and regularly challenged the Council to think through the tough questions.” Mr. Stout honorably served the City of Andover for the past four years as a City Council member and previously as a Planning Commissioner.” Byron loved Andover with every fiber of his being and he gave his all to this community,” Lawrence went on to say. Mayor Lawrence is unsure how the Council will move forward filling the vacant position at this time. For now Mayor Lawrence has decided to take some time to pause and reflect on the good work of Mr. Stout.