Grantville reviewing applications for city manager

by Clay Neely

The Grantville City Council will hold a special called meeting today at 3 p.m. at the Glanton Municipal Complex – a closed session to interview applicants for the vacated city manager position.

On April 29, the council unanimously voted to fire City Manager Johnny Williams at the close of the council meeting. Councilman David Riley made the motion to dismiss Williams, citing a unilateral separation clause in his contract.

The unilateral clause means Williams was an “at will” employee and the council did not need to provide a reason for dismissal.

Williams expressed disbelief at the motion, noting that he had just recently signed a new contract with the city. That the entire council might want to dismiss him “has never even been hinted at,” Williams said at the time.

“I’ve done everything that’s been asked of me,” he said.

Mayor Jim Sells has been acting as interim city manager for the city of Grantville.



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