Ashford Town Council Disrespects Senior Citizens and Long Time Employees In Illegal MeetingRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 06 2019 11:20 AM
ASHFORD: The Ashford Town Council met Monday night and went into Executive Session.
On Tuesday a notice was placed on the bulletin board announcing a Special Called Meeting of the Ashford Town Council to be held at 4:30 PM Tuesday.
The Mayor and City Council Members of Ashford voted months and months ago to have the Ashford Town Council meetings at the Ashford Senior Citizens Center. The notice posted on Tuesday announcing the Tuesday meeting did not announce a change in the meeting location.
The special called meeting was not held at the Senior Citizens Center as voted on by the Ashford Town Council as a place to hold the Ashford Town Council meetings.. The meeting was held in City Hall of Ashford in the Mayor's office and that change was never made public or announced.
The meeting lasted two minutes. One Council Member, Gary Gibson, was not present but Ashford's Mayor and all other Town Council Members were present.
The Mayor and Ashford Town Council voted on EXHIBIT A, and passed EXHIBIT A. The exhibit was never given out.
Rickey Stokes was not at the meeting and Matt Boster covered it. Last evening I said that I would be in Ashford this morning to get a copy of the EXHIBIT but had to send Matt because I got busy.
THE MEMBERS OF THE ASHFORD TOWN COUNCIL VOTED: without announcement to and presentation the Senior Citizens of Ashford new hours of operation of the Senior Center. Those are 9 AM to 1 PM.
The Senior Citizens Director, Mayrene Granger, a employee of more than 20 years with the City of Ashford, they cut her hours to under 40 hours a week.
Abraham Smith, do not know what department he works for changed his hours to 32 hours a week.
Latracha Maybin, moved her from 40 hours a week to 20 hours per week.
Lasundra Holt dismissed her duties and is not eligible to retain any insurance through the City of Ashford.
Not only did members of the Ashford Town Council disrespect the Senior Citizens in this issue, they disrespected the employees and affected their lives without notice.