A member of the Lancaster Budget Committee has resigned. Rick Bernier stepped down days after the town’s budget hearing. Bernier cited “personal reasons” for his decision. Asked to elaborate, he said, “I don’t feel I’m able to represent the people the way I want to represent the people.” He declined further comment.Bernier’s resignation creates three vacancies on the budget committee. Two will be filled through election at town meeting. Because the candidate filing window has closed, Bernier’s seat will remain empty for the final year of this three-year term, unless the budget committee moves to fill it. Budget Committee vacancies and appointments have been a subject of considerable discussion in recent months.