Decision on full-time mayor postponed until January 2011

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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Timing is everything when it comes to the decision of whether or not Decatur will have a fulltime mayor.

At Monday’s city council meeting, four council members — Linda Martin, Raegina Davis, David Sutton and Sandy Duncan — voted for a motion to table the decision until January. Two council members — James Jessen and Trip Lapham — voted against the motion to table.

Martin and Davis said they were troubled by the timing of the decision. Mayor Bill Montgomery proposed changing the mayor’s position from part-time to fulltime at the July meeting and council members asked for a month to talk to the citizens in their wards before deciding the matter.

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