BARNSDALL — Mayor Brock Moore submitted his letter of resignation June 9 to City Attorney John Heskett. His last day in office will be July 31.

“I would like to think that Barnsdall is a better community now than what it was two-years ago when I took over as mayor. We have worked diligently to make Barnsdall a better community to reside in,” Moore wrote in the resignation letter.

He cited the water treatment plant update, street resurfacing and adding emergency medical service as reasons he believes Barnsdall is a better community now.

The updated water treatment plant provides quality drinking water to Barnsdall customers and those in Rural Water District 5 and Rural Water District 15, he said.

Barnsdall officials worked with Osage County Commissioners to house Samaritan EMS in Barnsdall, providing Barnsdall and Osage County with improved service.

“And with the sales tax increase voted by the residents of Barnsdall in April 2015, now we are able to resurface streets that greatly needed to be repaired,” Moore wrote.

In the letter, Moore thanked Barnsdall city employees for their hard work and dedication.

Moore has been mayor for the past two years and served six years on the City Council. Moore tendered his resignation because he is moving to Pawhuska.

“I look forward to seeing what the next chapter in life holds for me. Barnsdall will always be home,” Moore wrote.