The mayor of the City of Stewart has resigned abruptly, and gave no reason as to why. The Stewart City Council accepted the immediate resignation of Mayor Jeff Erkenbrack during its recent meeting, and Councilor Jason Peirce was appointed to fill out the remainder of his term this year, as well as his new term set to begin January 1st. That term will end December 31st of 2015. Peirce’s appointment as mayor left a vacant seat on the council, so Mike Aydt was named to serve his term through 2015. Aydt is currently a Stewart City Councilor, but his re-election bid came up short in November. There is reportedly the possibility of another city councilor resignation in Stewart in the near future as well.