The Carrollton Town Council met in a special session April 28th regarding Municipal Utilities Board President Larry Freeman’s employment.  According to the meeting’s minutes, Freeman was asked questions by the council with a chance for a rebuttal.  The questions covered various topics relating to a rate study including violations of an ordinance, health insurance bids, and proper bidding procedures.

Municipal Utilities Superintendent Jim Paul said, in regards to the rate study, Freeman was responsible for “dragging his feet.”  Freeman is accused of failing to look at more than one bid for health insurances and ignoring a city ordinance on the number of monthly board meetings required.

All present council members voted in favor of removing Freeman from the Municipal Utilities Board, effective immediately.  Mayor Kim McAuliffe told KMZU that he did not feel comfortable commenting on the issue.