[UPDATE] Still Searching for Answers in Midway

By: Candace Riley Email
By: Candace Riley Email


After several heated meetings lasting into the wee hours of the morning, City Manager Agatha Muse-Salters has her job back after being fired by her colleagues.

Last September (2010) Midway city council members voted to end Salters' contract. During previous meetings former mayor Quintealia Cato told WCTV that Salters was unprofessional, rude and was not working in the best interest of the city. Council members voted 4 to 3 to have Salters fired. Some council members say they now believe the issues surrounding Salters' firing were personal and not professionally based. Last night, almost all of them voted to bring her back.

Charles Willis, new Midway mayor, says, "I felt the need to reconsider my vote in bringing Mrs. Salters back because I found out that there was no documentation, no paperwork saying that she did anything wrong."

Agatha Muse-Salter, reinstated as City Manager, says, "Actually I feel great about it because what it says to me is that the job that I was doing was not unnoticed."

Also at last night's meeting, mayor pro-tem Charles Willis was voted in as mayor.

[UPDATE] 1-7 1:25PM --

Eyewitness News has learned that the City Manager and Mayor of Midway were replaced last night. Agatha Muse-Salters was reinstated as City Manager and Charles Willis, who was serving as Mayor Pro-Tem is now the Mayor

Stay with WCTV for details.


Council members spent the first two hours of the meeting arguing back and forth over what items to approve for the agenda.

Pressing items like the termination of the city manager, reinstatement of the previous city manager and facts voted on in a special meeting held December 9th were suppose to be discussed.

Numerous lawsuits concerning the City of Midway have been filed which, in many cases, has caused important issues to be postponed.

A meeting on January 13 at 9am will be held to discuss one of the pending lawsuits.

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  • by A Rumble in the City Location: Midway, Florida on Jan 9, 2011 at 07:56 PM
    Those of us that live in this City that are registered voters already know what it's going to take to remove these incompotent people (Madison, Willis & Barber) out of office. Madison's term is up this April we ALL have the power to shake things up in City Hall and start elimination proceedings immediately! All this talk, talk, talk is getting none of us anywhere. I am a Progressive Democrat that lives in a district in this city that will not allow me to run against Madison....but I most definitely can put a dent in her efforts to retain this council seat any longer in my neighborhood and the surrounding area.(WILLIS & BARBER YOU'RE BOTH NEXT!!!) We have had enough so get ready to rumble!!!!
  • by J.R. Location: Midway on Jan 9, 2011 at 06:34 AM
    I said it a long time ago that there are too many hidden agendas and mis-conduct of several of those Council Members. I have filed several ethics violations about the things that go on,and actions by these Individuals but it seems like no one in the State Goverment would do anything about their procedures,maybe now that we have a new Governor maybe something will get done {I remember the ex-Governor saying that he had an open door policy but that was a lie! I personally hand delivered information and complaints to The Governors office and A list of Registered Voters requesting a meeting with him with signed signatures to accompany the list but never heard from him or his staff. as{ My Campaign qoute read " has your way of living Improved with the current administration.---&--- If your ready for a change vote for Jerry Range."
  • by Anonymous Location: "very concerned" on Jan 8, 2011 at 09:10 PM
    The Council Members need to know and attend the workshops to TEACH the Council how to conduct these meetings! Consider that the Citizens are there to know what is going on in the City and some would like to speak before the MIDNIGHT HOUR! A two hour agenda adoption, does not make sense. Yet it is normal for these once a month meetings. Maybe they should have Council Meetings twice a month. The Council Members are suppose represent the citizens of Midway.(If they only knew how) When is the next election for the citizens of Midway to vote for new Council Members?? SAD,SAD,SAD
  • by anytakers Location: pick me land on Jan 8, 2011 at 05:32 PM
    Salters, did you take the job back because you needed it or you think SOME of those board members are your friend???? Willis, "SAT" down somewhere, you've been on the board for soooo long.....GIVE IT UP!!!! Nothing that you have done has changed anything in the city (is that check really worth it???)!!! Please, the people of midway need to get out and run AGAINST some of these LOSERS that bully the newcomers...any takers?? anyone??? I know some people that live there are sooooo ashamed that they even moved to Midway, with all of that NONSENSE!!!!! smh
  • by Perspective on Jan 8, 2011 at 05:56 AM
    If we focous as much attention on improving our education system as we do on this drama are community would be much better off.
  • by Surprise Location: leon county on Jan 8, 2011 at 05:50 AM
    Its like a 3rd. World Country inside a Florida County with the County being nothing to brag on politic wise. ~ Where's the shame?
  • by anon Location: wakulla on Jan 8, 2011 at 05:23 AM
    Blind leading the Blind,Just like all the other cites run by the blacks. look at South GA were they just arrested about a dozen.
  • by will on Jan 8, 2011 at 04:22 AM
    Look at what your dealing with in that town ... also just like Quincy , did ,, they fired the Att. then hired him as City Manager ..That County is going under ,with all them so called know it all's running the show..
  • by to BE or NOT to be!!!! Location: Midway, Florida on Jan 7, 2011 at 08:26 PM
    OMG!!!! I can't wait to read the next breaking news story of back to the drawing board in Midway. This ignorant lame duck (Willis) doesn't even know you CANNOT have a change of heart on a vote that has a statue of limitations on it. READ YOUR CHARTER!!!! LOL!!!!!..Don't get too comfortable (Ms. Salters) everything is NOT as it seems you've agreed to return to a position that won't be worth the paper it's written on in a court of law or should I say rubber...."I'm really surprised that you didn't know any better than this!"
  • by mitway Location: mitway on Jan 7, 2011 at 08:11 PM
    what a circus!!
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