Fireworks At Bowman Council Meeting (with video)

The Bowman City Council met on Monday night to a packed room of people in attendance to witness the what could be,at a minimum called a “dysfunctional meeting”.

The Council followed the published agenda approving and or receiving reports from the various City departments:

Approval of minutes from previous meetings with the exception of the 07/17/17 meeting adding a record of
Conflict at meeting. The approval was unanimous
Mayors Update
Attorney’s Update
Dept. Head Update
Reading of the Charter Change of Ordinance placed on 1st reading.
Grace Malloy came before the board to request repairs on Deer Haven Drive. The Council would not approve doing any repairs to the road due to it not being City property.
The Paladin Wireless Company putting equipment on the Bowman water tower was tabled to get input from the Georgia Municipal Association before making a decision.
Ron Felice reported on Park issues and Park supplies reimbursement a motion was made and approved to reimburse any “out of pocket” expenses on the Park Supplies.
The Council also voted to reject a Federal grant for the Bowman Library.
Approval by the Council was given to buy support modules for the City’s accounting system at a cost of $420.00.
No Action was taken on the interim pay for the City Clerk and assistant Clerk during the regular meeting.
Special Events: Council requested approval Authority on all special events in Bowman, However, it was determined no one knew who put this item on the agenda.

Councilman Clay Rooker then introduced a motion to Censure the Mayor, Betty Joe Maxwell and after much heated discussion it was decided that an investigation personnel committee would be formed to gather information and present findings on this matter at a later date. The Vote was 3-0 with Councilman Berryman abstaning from the vote due to a potential conflict in that Berryman has intentions to run for Mayor in the next Cycle.

Below is the video from Monday Night’s meeting (broadcasted live on WSGC’s Facebook page)

Complete Audio will be added later Tuesday.

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