Council members reflected on the career and life of former Mayor Marty Millar, after word came from Lantana police that he had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on March 23.

    Millar, 67, served four years as a town councilman and two years as mayor until resigning in 2010 after admitting violating state ethics laws during a 2009 visit to a West Palm Beach strip club. 

    “His term here certainly was tumultuous, especially his last term,” Vice Mayor Joseph Flagello said. “It’s always a sad and tragic thing. He was obviously not well. One of the positive things he brought to this town through that tumultuous term was that he brought it together. He made the town tougher. He made it stronger.”

    Flagello said one of Millar’s enduring legacies was a method for distributing the Town Council members’ duties.

    “He was the first guy who assigned each council member an area of the town,” Flagello said. “Somebody would get the beach, somebody the sewers, somebody something else.”

—Dan Moffett

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