Lack of quorum prevents vote to rehire Waynesboro employees

WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) – About 60 employees with the City of Waynesboro will be unemployed after midnight Friday. That’s after a lack of quorum by the board of aldermen prevented a vote to rehire the employees.

Mayor Richard Johnson and the five aldermen were supposed to meet for a special meeting Friday at 4 p.m. to rehire the employees who worked for the city in Johnson’s first term. But, only two aldermen showed up.

The positions in question are called “holdover employees” who have to be rehired within the first 180 days of a new administration. The deadline for their rehiring was Friday.

The employees who will be let go include 16 police officers and the entire fire department.