Dispute Leads to Cancellation of Meeting in Marion County

From: KTLO

Tuesday evening’s regularly scheduled Marion County Quorum Court meeting was abruptly postponed late Monday afternoon.

The first indication of the change came in a brief email from Marion County and Circuit Clerk Dawn Moffet to county officials and the media saying only the quorum court meeting has been postponed until further notice. Clerk Moffet said any questions should be directed to County Judge John Massey.

A short time later, a clearly angry Judge Massey told KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot news the postponement was due to actions taken by newly-appointed Treasurer Carla Purdome.

Judge Massey then distributed his own email to county officials and the media saying the reason for postponing the meeting is because the newly-appointed treasurer gave a $2.25 raise.

He says with Marion County’s financial situation with the over-projected revenue and all the errors made, until it is determined if an ordinance that froze hiring and raises is the law or not, quorum court will not be held.

Judge Massey told KTLO, Class Hits and The Boot news if county officials aren’t going to follow ordinances, there is no reason to hold quorum court meetings.

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