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July 5, 2017 @ 4:00 p.m.
City Council Chambers

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City Council Chambers

July 5, 2017 - 4:00 P.M.




1.   Call to order by Mayor Andrews.

2.Appeals hearing.

3.Motion to enter into an executive session to deliberate.

4.Decision rendered from appeals hearing.

5.Motion to Adjourn.

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Sandersville City Council

Called Meeting Minutes

July 5, 2017 – 4:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers


Council Members and City Employees present:              

Mayor Jimmy Andrews                                              Robert Wynne, City Attorney

Mayor Pro Tem Jeffery Smith                                    Judy McCorkle, City Administrator

Council Member Mayme Dennis                                Victor Cuyler, Chief SPD

Council Member Henry Watts                                    Russell Riner, Chief SFD

Council Member Danny Brown                                  Karrie Brown, City Clerk

Council Member Jason Davis                                    Wayne Poole, Electric Department Director


Mayor Andrews called the July 5, 2017 called meeting of the Sandersville City Council to order.


Mayor Andrews stated the purpose of this called meeting is for an employee disciplinary appeals hearing. He stated they will follow the Personnel Due Process Hearing Procedures and noted that Council Members ARE allowed to ask questions during the hearing. There will not be a court reporter present but there will be a video/audio recording of the meeting. Witnesses other than Judy McCorkle and Brian Smith were sequestered.


Mayor Andrews called on City Attorney Bob Wynne to make an opening statement on behalf of the City of Sandersville and Brian Smith to make an opening statement on behalf of himself.


Mayor Andrews then called for Bob Wynne to present the City’s case. Mr. Wynne called on the following witnesses, who were sworn in prior to their testimony:

1st - Judy McCorkle, City Administrator

2nd - Brianna Wiley, Finance Officer

3rd – Leslie Williams, Accounting Assistant

4th – Dave Larson, Building Official


Mayor Andrews then called for Brian Smith to present his case. Mr. Smith was sworn in and then gave his testimony. Mr. Smith did not call any additional witnesses.


Closing statements were then made, 1st by City Attorney Bob Wynne and 2nd by Brian Smith.



Mayor Pro Tem Smith made a motion to enter into an Executive Session to deliberate. Council Member Brown seconded and the motion passed unanimously with favorable votes from Mayor Pro Tem Smith, Council Member Dennis, Council Member Watts, Council Member Brown and Council Member Davis.


The regular meeting of the City Council reconvened at 5:20 p.m.



Council Member Dennis made a motion to uphold the suspension of Brian Smith. Council Member Watts seconded and the motion passed unanimously.



Mayor Andrews adjourned the called meeting.

Posted by: Karrie Brown on Jun 30, 2017
Last Modified by: Karrie Brown on Aug 4, 2017

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