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08.18.06 -- BREAKING NEWS: Council President Joe Phillips resigns town council

Council President Joe Phillips resigns

By CHER PHILLIPS


McINTOSH -- Mayor Marsha Strange confirmed Friday evening that Council President Joe Phillips resigned. She did not know any other information about his resignation or why he made this decision.

Two attempts were made to contact Phillips but he was unavailable for comment.

This is the second council president to resign in McIntosh over one to two month period. Former Council President Danaya Wright resigned July 13.

Details pending.

posted by Cher @ 8:39 PM,

6 Comments:

At   August 19, 2006 12:05 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

This is very interesting, however, I would say it is for the good. Philips is unable to control his temper in meetings and does not seem to consider both sides of the arguments. He is very set in his ways and admits he is hypocritical. Also, I do also think it ironic that June Glass and a select other FEW can speak out in meetings without being chastcised, but others, who are considered less important to Philips cannot speak and are not acknowledged, even after quietly raising their hands. I have seen this happen at many a meeting and hopefully we will have a change of attitude, heart, and mission of the council now. However, I will say its sad that things have had to go this way and I wonder what the future will bring.

 
At   August 19, 2006 12:11 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

I guess Philips didn't want to be recalled and could not stand the heat? Or perhaps something else?

 
At   August 19, 2006 12:12 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Also, I think that the gavel was going to need a rubber end or something to dampen the noise that philips make with it. Hopefully, the next person will not give us all headaches beating that thing to death!!!!!

 
At   August 19, 2006 8:01 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

Wow! Maybe now the people of McIntosh will be free to run businesses and live peacefully in their homes. This community belongs to all of us, not the few who seem to believe they are the chosen. They need to take care of their own business and stop snooping around town reporting neighbors for nothing. It's time to heal and pull together to assist our council in doing this.

 
At   August 19, 2006 8:06 AM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

This is a real shame. Joe Philips was elected by a majority of votes. The mistake for Mr. Philips is that his own agenda was more important than the needs of the people. Still, I'm very sorry that another board member tired of the relentless complaints of the town.

 
At   August 19, 2006 5:33 PM     ,    Anonymous Anonymous    said...

I must be the odd person here, cause I'm thinking....yahoo! Enough with the bullying.

 

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