The Katy City Council voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Ward A council member J. Gary Jones at a special meeting today.

Jones, who was in his second term, resigned in light of a family situation, he said.

“I appreciate his service to the city of Katy and his previous service to the country-his military service,” Council Member Chris Harris said. “It’s been a great honor to serve with him and I’ve learned a lot observing him through the years.”

Harris said next steps to fill the vacant position would be for the city council to decide on whom to appoint to the now-vacant seat for Ward A.

“In the rare case of a vacancy on council, our city charter provides that the city council will make the replacement,” Harris said.

The appointee, once chosen, will complete the remainder of Jones’ term on city council which will end in May of next year.