Tuesday, May 24, 2011
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ALBANY, Ga. -- Mayor Pro Tem and Ward IV City Commissioner Roger Marietta appeared to have surprised many of his colleagues on the city commission Tuesday when he moved that the board go into a closed-door session to discuss a personnel matter involving a commission appointee.
While Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver's name was never mentioned, Marietta did say when quizzed by Albany Mayor Willie Adams about why the board needed to go into executive session that it involved potential disciplinary action against a commission appointee.
The city commission has nearly a dozen appointees who range from City Attorney Nathan Davis and his assistants to City Clerk Sonja Tolbert and her assistant.
On that list is Chief Municipal Court Judge Willie Weaver, who is currently being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation following a weekend incident in which police reports state that his wife sustained "superficial injuries" in an apparent domestic incident.
Weaver has yet to address the investigation publicly and no charges have been brought.
When the commission finished discussion Tuesday, commissioners adjourned the executive session and reconvened the public meeting.
Adams stated that no action had been taken and the public meeting was ended.
Marietta didn't state why he specifically wanted to call the executive session, but state law allows for meetings closed to the public in instances involving personnel matters.