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Full-time mayor appears on hold
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A meeting Tuesday night to discuss eliminating the city administrator position and creating a full-time mayor ended with no decision, but a full-time mayor may be off the table for four years.City attorney Tim Pirtle informed the board that it does not have the authority to make the change to a full-time mayor at this time without permission from incoming mayor Jimmy Haley.“This board would be totally lacking in authority to change the mayor’s position from part-time to full-time,” said Pirtle. “There was a race with a part-time mayoral position and that was the position Mr. Haley was elected to fill. Without his consent, there could be no change in the job description.”Haley refused the change and expressed his belief the incoming board should be given this decision.

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