On Friday morning Decherd Mayor Michael Gillespie resigned and Vice Mayor Mary Nell Hess will now act as Decherd’s interim mayor.
Other board members have accused Gillespie of misusing his authority; including authorizing $70,000 to purchase a city vehicle without board approval.
Decherd business owner Sonny Elliott has also claimed harassment stemmed from a mural that Elliott put on the sidewalk in front of his business, a restaurant named Sonny’s on Main Street.
Elliott was seeking the resignation of Gillespie and $175,000 in damages, according to the discussion at the meeting in March.
Information from the Herald Chronicle