Frettiesburg Drive will have to wait for full council vote
The residents of Frettiesburg Drive will have to wait another month to find out whether the city will let them depart without issue, or if they'll be heading to the state legislature to see if they can leave.
Aragon City Council members voted to postpone and place the deannexation request back on the table until "proper documentation can be provided by the residents" said council member Tammy Mulkey in her motion during the Oct. 20 meeting.
Both Mulkey and Council pro tem Duel Mitchell voted yes to keep the issue on the table until at least the November meeting.
The council sought copies of the legal description of their properties found on their deeds in order to move forward, according to city clerk Sandy Norman.
Frettiesburg Drive residents went before the Polk County Commission back in August seeking to leave the City of Aragon due to lack of services and high taxes, according to previous Standard Journal reporting.
Commissioners approved their deannexation request without issue.
The deannexation has remained one of the top issues of the Aragon City Council and Mayor's races coming to an end with the Nov. 8 election, with candidates split on how they are approaching the problem. Some say let them leave, others want more time to study the problems and work with the neighborhood, while others say let them leave.
It will likely be at least the Nov. 17 meeting before the issue could come back before the council.