Macon City Council met Tuesday evening to discuss the termination of Richard Powell.
Former Macon Public Works Director, Richard Powell will now need to appeal his termination again, but in the correct way.
Macon City Council voted to give Powell seven days to submit a letter requesting an appeal under the established process of a hearing. Powell initially submitted letters to council explaining why his termination was unfair and waived his right to a hearing.
"What council was so uncomfortable with was at the time of termination Mr. Powell was given his rights of an appeal and he declined that right and it came to appear that he was sort of reaching out to conjure up a different process entirely without precedent," said Council Member, Nancy White.
"As far as I'm concerned I've never opened one of the letters or read one of the packages that have been sent to us. Because I knew that ultimately if the council is going to have to decide the fate of Mr. Powell then certainly we don't need to have any prior knowledge if he's going to have a hearing. So that's where I've been on this thing and that's why I said he either has a hearing or not a hearing because that's being fair to him," said Council Member, Henry Ficklin.
If Powell decides to appeal to council within the next seven days, Council will then have 30 days to respond to his request. Powell spent almost two years as the public works director for the city of