Signal Mountain Mayor Chris Howley has decided not to seek re-election.
He had until noon today to return the petition that he picked up earlier.
Rick Saputa, who is suing the city but also picked up a petition for the council, did qualify just before the deadline.
Others running for the Town Council include former Mayor Bill Lusk, Councilman Dan Landrum and new-comers Joe Durek, Rob Hensley, Dun Monroe and Susannah Murdock.
In Walden, Sarah McKenzie is running for alderman.
The election is Nov. 4.