Mayor's firing ability questioned

Flomaton council takes no action on offering all employees option of having hearing

Some citizens and at least two Flomaton council members feel all employees of the town deserve to have an independent hearing if the mayor decides to terminate their employment.

Under the current system the mayor has the ability to hire and fire. Police officers, by Alabama law, have the right to to a hearing if they request such a hearing.

During Monday night's town council meeting, former Councilman Butch Lee said he felt all employees needed to have a hearing before the council if they were fired by the mayor.

“In the past we had issue over an employee being fired and we didn't know why,” L...