| || ||The Mayor called the meeting to order at 8:03 a.m. All members of Council were present with the exception of Vice Mayor Joseph Spencer who had a prearranged trip out of the area. Councilman Turner Spencer arrived as closed session was convened.
City Staff in attendance were City Manager Jesse T. Wallace, Jr., City Attorney Cynthia Hudson, Clerk of Council Katherine K. Glass, and Risk Manager Donald Hundley. The Mayor indicated that the City Manager would be excused from the meeting in order to attend a meeting of the Industrial Development Authority.
The following individuals were also present: Stanley G. Barr Jr., Esq.; James A. Cales, III, Esq.; William H. Hefty, Esq.; and Alan B. Rashkind, Esq.