Martha Taylor has served on Place 7 of the Stephenville City Council since 2009, but those days are coming to an end. On Tuesday, Taylor announced her resignation effective Oct. 1 - during the council's next meeting.

Taylor said she is resigning from the council because she and her family are moving outside the city limits.

"This is an exciting opportunity for my family, however, it was also a very difficult decision as I have been proudly serving on this council since elected in 2009," Taylor said. "I consider it a privilege as well as invaluable experience to have served on this council and as an advocate for our city employees as chair of the Personnel Committee. As a parent of school-aged children, an owner of local rental property, and a business owner, I will remain vested in this community and continue to support the city's future progression."

The city council must decide if they will appoint someone to fill Place 7 until the next election in May 2014 or leave it vacant.