Mulkey resigns from Aragon City Council
Tammy Mulkey has played a major role over the last few months — especially with Aragon’s parks and recreation improvements.
The Aragon City Council is down a member once again as Tammy Mulkey has decided to resign before being forced to give up her seat due to residency issues.
Mulkey’s resignation came on Wednesday morning, May 24 as she and her family were nearing the deadline to move out of 53 Oak St. by midnight. Their move out of Aragon came following the end of an eviction process begun back in late April by the homeowners.
She had no comment on her resignation, citing that it was a personal matter.
According to court records, her husband Kenny Mulkey had failed to appear before court to answer the eviction proceeding on May 18 in a Writ of Possession. Owners Jerry and Frances Baker sought to have the Mulkey family removed from the property for failure to pay $3,200 in rent, according to a April 28 affidavit which started the process.
The May 18 decision to proceed with the eviction did waive any back rent that Mulkey owed to the Bakers.
“I hate to see her resign, and I hate to see her move,” said Mayor Garry Baldwin. “We’ll miss her, but now we’ll have to move on.”
Aragon City Clerk Sandy Norman said the process of filling the seat left open by Mulkey is still being decided following her decision to resign earlier that morning.
She said more information would be forthcoming about the decision following discussions with Aragon City Attor- ney Zach Burkhalter.
She was serving as the Mayor Pro Tem after she was nominated by fellow council members earlier in the year for the post.
Mulkey has also played a major role in past months on making improvements to Aragon’s parks and recreation areas.
Mulkey came onto the Aragon City Council in 2015 to fill the seat left open by Hunter Spinks.
Spinks chose not to re- turn to the council in a re- election bid at the time, and Mulkey originally faced a challenge by John Akins.
He later dropped out of the race facing a residency challenge in his run for the seat.
Mulkey ended up joining the board in January 2016, and before year’s end was one of only two council members remaining to conduct city business until Hunter Spinks came back into the seat left open by Kevin Prewett when he moved away during the summer.
Late in the year following the election new Mayor Garry Baldwin and Council member Debbie Pittman joined the ranks for a full compliment.
Earlier this year, Duel Mitchell resigned his position citing health reasons, and new council member Kelsey Collum took over the open seat.