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.