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 Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - By Kevin Myrick Edi­tor

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.

Tammy Mulkey

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