Graysville Commission votes to strip city recorder of manager duties
By Jonquil Newland, Weekend Today Anchor/Reporter - bio | email
RHEA COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -
A special called meeting to determine the future roll of Graysville City Recorder Michelle Horton lasted less than 10 minutes Wednesday evening.
Horton had served as city manager and suspended Police Chief Erik Redden last month amid allegations of monetary misconduct after a drug arrest earlier this summer. The TBI is currently investigating those claims.
In Wednesday's meeting, Commissioner Denesa Reel motioned to bring the power of city manager back to the board. City commissioners unanimously voted in favor.
"With all the controversy and things going on they felt it was just best at this time for the board to be the acting city manager administration part of it. It really gives me a little bit of a burden lifted off my shoulders with all the allegations and the turmoil that's going on," Horton says.
Before her duties of city manager were stripped, Horton reinstated officer Sean Shelton, who is also named in the TBI investigation, back on the police force and reimbursed him for his time on leave.
Earlier this month Shelton told commissioners he was the one who turned Chief Erik Redden over to the TBI.
Count on Channel 3 to keep you updated as this story develops.