The City of Summerville is advertising the position for City Manager to replace Grady McCallmon who passed away earlier this month.
The City Council met on Monday in their regular monthly meeting. At that meeting the council went into executive session and it is suspected that they discussed how they would handle replacing McCallmon during that session.
In today’s edition of The Summerville News, the local paper is questioning the legality of the executive session. According to The Summerville News Editor Gene Espy, "talking about a position (that needs to be filled) is not covered by law…..talking about how they were going to fill a job title isn’t allowed under law."
The paper quotes city attorney Albert Palmour as saying that the council was discussing "Hiring and Firing" when questioned about the executive session.
No public decision has been announced about hiring an interim city manager for the City of Summerville. Sources say that city bookeeper Keitha Shamblin is currently performing the responsibilities of city manager.