The Estherville City Council officially accepted the resignation letter of police chief Eric Milburn on Monday.
The council has about six months to find his replacement.
In his resignation letter, Milburn said he plans to retire from the Estherville Police Department on his 55th birthday on Aug. 22, 2014.
"I wish to express by appreciation for the opportunity that the police department chose to give me way back in 1979, and I hope that the relationship has been beneficial to the City as it has been for me," stated Milburn in his letter.
The chief said he gave the six-month notification to give city officials plenty of time to find his replacement, so a chief will be in place immediately after his retirement.
In other business Monday, council reappointed Wayne King, Laurel Hash and Bob Jensen to the Parks and Recreation Board from March 1, 2014 to March 1, 2017.