Dick Dewar, Aiken City Council (copy)

Aiken City Council member Dick Dewar addresses his fellow City Council members during a work session.

Aiken City Council member Dick Dewar will not seek reelection.

Dewar formally announced his final-term plans Monday night at the end of a relatively brief and tame City Council meeting.

"As many of you folks know, 2019 is the year of elections for the city of Aiken," Dewar said. "My term expires in November, and I would like to announce that I will not run for reelection."

Dewar has served on City Council for 12 years. He said it's been "a fascinating" time with "a lot going on."

Dewar said he wanted to announce his plans "to give people time to think about whether they want to run and plan their campaign accordingly."

"So, that's it," the city council member said, wrapping up his remarks.

City Council comprises seven members. Six are elected to represent single-member districts; the mayor is elected at large.

Dewar represents City Council District 3, which includes a swath of land south of Richland Avenue West and a wandering stretch of land split by the southwestern part of the Aiken bypass.

City Council members serve four-year terms.

Colin Demarest is the government and Savannah River Site reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @demarest_colin