The city of Postville could be in the market for a new mayor. Current Mayor Robert Penrod submitted a verbal resignation at the regular council meeting Monday night. Penrod did not give a required written resignation, so it is not official yet.
The council is not scheduled to act on the resignation until March 23rd. Mayor Penrod quit after a discussion about his purchase of a digital phone and e-mail device using city funds. Penrod had returned the item before the Monday night meeting, citing the high cost of service fees.
The Mayor and council had recently received a vote of no confidence from city employees. Tensions have been high in the city following the May 12 immigration raid at Agriprocessors and the ensuing economic troubles in the community.