Personnel issues will be at the center of discussion tonight by members of the .
Councilmen will meet at 6 p.m. for a special called meeting. On the council’s agenda is a closed session discussion of personnel issues. Councilmen could consider voting on issues discussed in closed session upon their return to open meeting.
The closed session and any potential votes resulting from it are the only items of business listed on the agenda, a copy of which is attached to this article.
The council’s second meeting this week will be less than 24 hours after the adjournment of tonight’s—its work session will be held Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
The items discussed at Thursday’s work session will likely be taken up at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the council, which is set for 6:30 p.m.
All meetings will take place in the Hiram Community Center at 217 Main St.
Council chooses new legal counsel
Absent from these upcoming meetings will be local attorney Glen Stinson, who was replaced as the city council’s legal counsel during a July 30 called meeting.
“The Mayor and members of the City Council have chosen to move in a different direction as the city grows,” a press announcement from the city announced. “We wish Mr. Stinson the best of luck in his future and thank him for the work he afforded the city.”
Replacing Stinson will be the firm of Henderson & Hundley from Decatur, which will be under a one-year contract with the city.
In other action last week, the council:
- Approved a service contact with the Paulding County District Attorney’s Office and Paulding County to provide two experienced municipal court prosecutors to perform all the duties of prosecuting attorney in the Municipal Court of Hiram. The prosecutors would work no less than two days each month for arraignments and trials at times and days selected by the city and city court judge, after and in consultation with District Attorney Dick Donovan.
- Approved a two-year contract with James L. Whitaker, a Snellville accountant.
The full copy of the city of Hiram’s press announcement is attached to this article.