Rick Brown has resigned his position as a Tomball City Council member, following his move to a new home outside the city limits.
Brown officially resigned during the council meeting Nov. 18.
He told the Tribune that they sold their original home last January after their children had moved out and that they had been renting a home in town, while looking to buy a smaller place. His wife fell in love with a home outside of the city, he said.
"I'm telling people that my wife loves the house and I love my wife," he said with a laugh.
Brown said his more than three years on the council were rewarding and interesting.
"I would say that overall, we've had a good period where everyone was able to work together to move the city forward," he said. 'I think there is more of a spirit of unity. If we disagree with each other we do it in a civil manner and respectfully."
He cited infrastructure improvement, new sidewalks and the expansions of Brown Road and Medical Complex Drive as accomplishments he is proud of.
"We have done things, not just talked about them," he said. "When I first got elected I had several people tell me that we do study's on things, but they never go anywhere.We have got a combination of people in elected and appointed positions that were able to get things done."
Brown was also the council's representative on the board for Northwest EMS. Councilman Derek Townsend was appointed to that position during the meeting and he will take Brown's spot on the board. Brown did mention that he will take over one of the vacant volunteer spots on the board, however, choosing to stay and help the company find a new chief, following the resignation of former Chief Raul Reyes.
City officials are now in the process of preparing for a special election Jan. 18 to fill Brown's former seat. Tomball residents interested in signing up have until Dec. 18, at 5 p.m. to file for candidacy at city hall. So far, local engineer Chad Degges, 42, is the only one who has signed up.
For more information visit www.tomballtx.gov.