One of Okotoks' town councillors is taking a leave of absence. 

A special meeting was held on Wednesday after the leave was requested by Councillor Cheryl Actemichuk.

Council voted unanimously to support the request.

Mayor Tanya Thorn was quoted in a release from the town.

"Supporting our Council colleagues is important to all of us... It is also important for our community to be aware that a temporary Council structure will be in place for the Town."

The town isn't sharing further details on the leave of absence, stating the matter is personal in nature.

No major disruptions to council proceedings are expected.