The appeal hearings for fired Public Works Director and County Commissioner Jeff Long and Police Chief David Eubanks were initially scheduled for April 22nd, but were rescheduled and rescheduled again. Maybe they’ll actually meet on the 14th this time. Anyway, The Fort Oglethorpe Study Committee is about to form and meet to discuss the “validity of and potential changes to the city charter”. The legislation to form the study committee was sponsored by Senator Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) and Represenative Tom Weldon (R-Ringgold). The Chattanoogan reports of the Committee:
“This is an opportunity for citizens to express their concerns and work with the study committee to review the city charter and potential changes regarding leadership and operations,” said Senator Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga), who sponsored SR 693 in the Georgia State Senate.
“We want to make sure the citizens of Fort Oglethorpe are protected from governmental abuses and that responsible parties are held accountable for their wasteful or embarrassing actions. The purpose of reviewing the City of Fort Oglethorpe’s charter is to ensure a good government that is responsive to the needs of its citizens,” said Rep. Tom Weldon (R – Ringgold), sponsor of HR 1027.
The committee will be made up of 14 members and a schedule of open meetings will be released over the next few days. A report of findings and recommendations from the Committee will be made public no later than December 31st of this year.