By Kristi Reed
After a brief executive session during their June 5 meeting, the Dacula City Council voted to fill the seat vacated by Gregory Reeves, who resigned last month in the wake of his arrest on a theft charge involving the alleged misuse of a city-issued credit card.
In a related matter brought up for a vote as a result of discussion in executive session, the council decided how it will handle the unreimbursed personal credit card expenditures incurred by Reeves.
The council voted to offset the charges -- totaling just over $4,300 -- in part by Reeves' accumulated council salary for 2014, which totals $1,262 after taxes. The remainder will be paid out of the general fund.
Wilbanks said the city hopes to eventually recoup the amount drawn from the general fund.
In another vote resulting from executive session discussion, the council unanimously approved the hiring of a maintenance worker. The new employee is expected to begin work next week.
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