PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WSAV) — Port Wentworth has canceled the upcoming city council special meeting originally planned for Wednesday to hear a motion to divide the city.
“Due to lack of quorum Mayor and Council have canceled the Special Called Meeting for Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 pm at the City Council Chambers in City Hall,” a press release published Tuesday afternoon reads.
Monday Mayor Gary Norton announced the special meeting in a press release Monday afternoon. Norton said state lawmakers have a bill to dissolve the city and make it part of unincorporated Chatham County.
This is all comes amid several city hall employees quitting, citing a “hostile work environment” and after four council members appointed a new city manager and attorney during a regularly scheduled meeting. A meeting Norton claims was an illegally held meeting.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is also investigating the “hostile work environment” claims.