City council meets to discuss lawsuit

The Manchester City Council meets to discuss a multi-million dollar lawsuit.

Six city employees were fired the day after the election and they took legal action to try and get their jobs back.

They claim the firings were political.

Manchester City Council Members met Friday afternoon for a special called meeting that lasted about an hour.

The only item on the agenda was the pending lawsuit.

The council immediately went into executive session.

That's a measure used to discuss legal matters.

Friday's meeting was called by council members who were worried in the aftermath of the mayor's hasty firings.

“They are very concerned. This council is very concerned about the action that has taken place,” Councilman John Pennington said.

“We're going to try to move the city forward and do the best we can with what we have to do with,” Mayor-Elect George Saylor said.

The council's next scheduled meeting is Monday night and this issue will be addressed.

An attorney from Lexington will be at Monday's meeting to advise the city on how to proceed.

Council members tell me it's possible this could be resolved after that meeting.

Neither the mayor nor the city's attorney would talk to me on camera Friday.

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