By Kristi Reed
Almost two months after Councilman Gregory Reeves was booked into jail on a charge of theft by taking, the Dacula City Council has called for his resignation.
Reeves, who has not attended a council meeting or work session since his arrest on March 7, is accused of using a city credit card to make personal charges in excess of $4,000.
The decision to call for his resignation was made in executive session held during the May 1 council meeting. After the executive session ended, Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks presented the resolution which requests Reeves' resignation for violations of the City of Dacula code of ethics.
The City of Dacula, as a Georgia Municipal Association Certified City of Ethics has adopted a code of ethics which provides that all public funds be used for the "general welfare of the people" and not for personal economic gain.
Reeves, the resolution states, "accrued charges for personal expenses in excess of $4,000 on his City of Dacula credit card" and "has been unwilling or unable to pay off" the charges. The failure to resolve the issue, the resolution explains, "violates the Code of Ethics of the City of Dacula and the laws of the state of Georgia."
The resolution, which was approved unanimously, will be delivered to Reeves by Dacula City Marshal Steve Cline.
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