In a called meeting Tuesday, November 26, the Tignall City Council voted to accept the resignation of former Mayor Henry Brown, and then voted to appoint City Councilman Rev. Albert Huyck as mayor.
“Henry Brown is a good man and has done a great deal for the city of Tignall,” Huyck said. “I regret that it has come to this, but we’re just making the best of it we can.”
Brown, who had served as mayor since January 2012, resigned from his office after being arrested as the result of an alleged confrontation with a real estate agent Saturday, November 16.
After being sworn in as mayor by City Attorney Michael Horgan, Huyck addressed the council. “I told the council that this was not an office I’d sought, but I accepted it humbly and I promised to do my best," he said. "I am open to hear from anyone, and will treat everyone fairly. I ask that you all pray for the council and for Tignall.”
Huyck has served as a Tignall city councilman for nine years, and as mayor pro tem under Mayor Richard Gammon and Brown.
The council also voted to name Councilman Nobie Keener as mayor pro tem, and agreed to hold a council work session Wednesday, December 4, to discuss the budget.