Jimmy Savile's name is to be removed from Scarborough's list of Freemen of the Borough.
Councillors have voted to delete his name from the role of honour as a gesture of support to his 300 alleged victims.
There was also an unsuccessful call to exhume the disgraced presenter's body and cremate it following complaints from the distraught family of a child who is buried in a neighbouring grave.
The council will decide whether to permanently scrap Savile's Freedom of the Borough status when a Metropolitan Police investigation concludes.
Leader of the council, Mr Tom Fox, who raised the motion to delete Savile's name from the honours board at a town hall meeting, said it was the first time such a move had been proposed in Scarborough.
The late star was awarded the accolade in November 2005 to celebrate his links with the North Yorkshire resort, where he owned a second home and was buried overlooking the sea a year ago.
The wooden plaque listing Scarborough's freemen - which adorns the town hall lobby - will be taken down and sent away to be changed.