Bromley Mayor Donnie Jobe emailed City Council a notice of his resignation on Sept. 8.
Jobe was elected to the city's helm in 2014 and also serves as fire chief for the Bromley Volunteer Fire Department. He could not be reached for comment. The resignation follows a police raid on a city building in February.
City Attorney R. Kim Vocke said it was a "short email that said the mayor had done a lot of soul-searching and decided that his heart is just not in it."
Vocke expects a formal resignation to be presented to council at the regular Oct. 4 council meetingat the city building, 226 Boone St. Bromley. He is uncertain whether the resignation will impact Jobe's work with the fire department.
Councilman Mike Denham declined to comment on the matter. "I don't have anything to say; I don't have any insight on the subject whatsoever," he said. Council members Mike Kendall and Nancy Kienker also declined comment. Council members Larry Hamant, Gail Smith and Tim Wartman could not be reached for comment.
The resignation comes in the midst of a police investigation. In February, the city building was raided by the Kenton County Police Department with the help of the Park Hills Police Department.
The Enquirer previously reported that the departments seized "boxes of items." The county police department which started the investigation has not commented on what it is investigating.
Bromley is a small town along the Ohio River just west of Ludlow. Bromley is home to about 800 people.
According to state law, upon acceptance of the resignation, the council will have 30 days to select a new mayor. After that, the governor would appoint a mayor. In the event a council person is promoted to the position, the same process would apply to selecting a council replacement.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com