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City Manager Amos Officially Removed from Office by Council

Former City Manager Barry Amos was suspended from his position two weeks ago in a preliminary resolution because of what the counsel called "a failure to communicate."

 

The Stone Mountain City Council finalized the firing of City Manager Barry Amos in a resolution at a special called meeting Monday night.

Amos was suspended from office in a preliminary resolution by the council two weeks ago for "failure to communicate in a reliable and consistent manner," as Mayor Pat Wheeler said at both meetings.

Amos had five days to file a petition for a hearing after the first resolution, but he did not do so, Wheeler said. 

Council members delinced to discuss in detail the reason for Amos' firing, but member Steve Higgins said the council had about eight or 10 examples, some having to do with communication with city staff, including the police department.

Amos' removal was effective immediately with the vote. Former Mayor Gary Peet is serving as interim city manager for six months.

Amos was not present at the meeting and couldn't be reached for comment.

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