HONESDALE ---Honesdale's mayor told Newswatch 16 he has resigned effective immediately.
Ed Langendoerfer says he is sick of the conflicts with borough council over police hiring.
The now-former mayor said council has added too many positions to the department and it's a waste of money.
"'We had a police chief, a lieutenant and one patrolman. Now that we have a police commissioner, we have a police commissioner, a lieutenant, a sergeant and a patrolman. So we have an extra person on staff for no real reason whatsoever," said Langendoerfer.
The former mayor said the police commissioner hired by borough council is not certified to be a police officer and says he can only do office work.
Langendoerfer also said Honesdale borough council president Jim Brennan will serve as acting mayor.