SCARBOROUGH – Karen D’Andrea today resigned her seat on the Town Council.

D’Andrea would have completed the first year of her second term in November.

“It is with a heavy heart I tender my resignation to the Scarborough Town Council, effective immediately, as a result of additional career responsibilities which leave me unable to maintain the high standards I set for myself as a public servant,” she wrote in her resignation letter.

Town Manager Tom Hall said he believes the town will not need to hold a special election to fill D’Andrea’s seat because local elections already are scheduled for November.

In her resignation letter, D’Andrea said serving on the council gave her a “meaningful” way to connect with the community.

“I am pleased that over the past four years I was able to support the passage of tobacco free beaches, small wind allowances for home owners, and restricting the use of pesticides on municipal property to protect our children, residents, visitors, and environment,” she wrote.