Filber, 62, is now gearing up for a potential run for a state House seat in 2016.
The village seat is open due to the death of Councilman Marv VandenBosch in August.
Filber said he contemplated throwing his hat back in the village ring. As Thursday's deadline for filing for the appointment approached, he opted not to.
“I would really like to look at other political opportunities,” Filber said. “That's something I'm starting to focus on. I would hate to get back on council, then decide I want to go for a Lansing representative position. I've had people ask me to consider that. They think I could represent them fairly."
Filber served on Spring Lake Village Council for 10 years before becoming village president in 2006. He was a strong proponent of the village becoming a city.
He opted out of seeking another term last fall, saying he wanted to “take a breather” from council.
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