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White Castle tables vote on mayor salary, compensation for driving

8 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Monday, April 18 2016 Apr 18, 2016 April 18, 2016 11:36 PM April 18, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson

WHITE CASTLE - The White Castle Town Council briefly discussed an ordinance changing the mayor's salary and compensation for driving his personal care before tabling a decision until next month's meeting.

Both issues have been the focus of a series of reports from The Investigative Unit. Ordinances for the mayor and police chief's salary don't match up with what was passed in the budget.

The mayor has also been reimbursed for using his personal vehicle even though there is no ordinance on the books granting him that benefit. The town attorney told News 2 Monday night that when the budget ordinance was passed last in September the now-former CPA "forgot" to include those pages.

Jemarr Williams salary was also the focus of a lawsuit filed by citizens who claimed they Public Records Requests were being ignored by the town. A judge ordered the city to turn those over, and they complied.

News 2 Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto was arrested in White Castle in March while attempting to obtain a document relating to reimbursement for the mayor's driving. Those charges have since been dropped.

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