"For the benefit of the city of Pikeville and it's residents, I hear by tender my resignation as the Mayor of the city of the Pikeville, effective September 1, 2012," read by city attorney Ed Boring.
Pikeville Mayor Greg Johnson resigns amid allegations that he stole thousands of dollars from the city.
City Attorney, Ed Boring, read the letter to the alderman and residents as part of the a special called meeting Monday night.
Johnson's letter describes his past few weeks on the job as difficult.
"Dear Board, as a result of recent developments and the controversy surrounding my service as the Mayor of the city of Pikeville it has become increasingly difficult for me to provide effective leadership as it's Mayor," says Boring as he read Johnson's letter.
City Alderman Philip Cagle hopes Pikeville can move on from these allegations and continue to progress.
"When I leave tonight, I want to put it behind me. Main thing I want to do is try to do what's positive for city, and the county and forget the past," explains Cagle.
Even residents, who have known Johnson for years, say they still have many questions as to what's happening with their tax payer dollars.
I feel like we have been taken advantage of, our tax payer money has not been accounted for and to me, it's just a shame, it's a shame," says resident Suzanne Sapp.
As of September first, Johnson's seat will be vacant.
Alderman hope to find a replacement soon.