Council to review termination appeal process – Rocky Mount Telegram

I understand it better now after reading this. I didn’t quite get it at the meeting and when I asked after the meeting I knew it had something to do with termination. But my question is I know Lige and Tj were the new to the council but did they not get the agenda packet before the January 13 meeting. Could they not asked questions before the meeting and/or at that meeting? Curmilus Butch Dancy II 

The City Council on Monday is going to take up a proposal to amend the personnel ordinance to state that the city manager will have the final say in the case of an employee who contests a supervisor’s recommendation for termination.

During a council work session on Dec. 9 — and shortly before the new council was to be seated at the regular council meeting — the previous council unanimously voted that the change be recommended for approval.

Shortly after the start of the Jan. 13 regular council meeting, as the council was about to approve the minutes of Dec. 9 council business, new Councilman Lige Daughtridge brought up the personnel matter.

Daughtridge said his reason was that the new council members had not had the opportunity to hear or weigh in on the proposed change to the ordinance.

Daughtridge made a motion, seconded by new Councilman T.J. Walker, to table consideration of the recommendation from the Dec. 9 work session of the previous council. (Read more)

Council hears input on event center finances -Rocky Mount Telegram

Stay tuned for the delayed video.

The Rocky Mount Event Center came back up briefly at Monday evening’s City Council meeting.

During the public input phase of the meeting, retired banker Tom Harris expressed appreciation to City Finance Officer Amy Staton and her team for being able to see a copy of the municipal government’s 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

The report is 191 pages long and contains numerous sets of financial statements about the operations of the municipal government, but Harris on Monday had follow-up remarks.

Local television station WHIG and activist and videographer Curmilus Dancy II broadcast delayed video of the council meetings. Resident Theresa Alston Stokes uses a cellphone while seated in the audience to show the meetings in real time on her Facebook page.

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