By Kristi Reed
Citing residency requirements for council members, Gregory Reeves resigned from his position on the Dacula City Council effective May 1, 2014. Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks said he received a text message from Reeves on May 2 regarding his intent to resign and received the actual letter of resignation on May 6.
The city council formally requested Reeves' resignation in a resolution adopted May 1. In the resolution, council accused Reeves of violating the code of ethics of the City of Dacula and the laws of the state of Georgia.
The appointee, Wilbanks added, must meet all the qualifications of office as specified in section 2.11, article II of the city charter. Those interested in the appointment should contact Election Superintendent Kay Partain for additional information.
Reeves was booked into jail on March 7 on a charge of theft by taking related to alleged misuse of his city-issued credit card. The misuse reportedly included using the card to pay for a rental car Reeves used in his job as a pizza deliveryman. The improper charges total approximately $4,000. Reeves has not attended a council meeting or work session since his arrest.
As a councilman, Reeves received compensation of $4,100 per year, paid at the end of the year. Wilbanks said he believes Reeves is working to repay the amount owed the city. The compensation he is owed for the first four months of the year may be applied toward any unreimbursed personal charges still owed to the city, Wilbanks added.
You might also be interested in reading:
Follow NGwinnett.com on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Northern Gwinnett County news including the cities of Dacula, Ga. and Buford, Ga.