Palmerton is in search of a new mayor.
Borough council, on a 6-0 vote Thursday, accepted the resignation of Mayor Brad Doll, effective immediately. Councilman Jason Behler was absent.
In a prepared statement, Doll explained his decision to resign.
"This is not an easy thing to do, but my wife and I are moving out of the borough, which has been our home for three decades," Doll said. "Palmerton has always been a good place to live, and a perfect place to raise a family."