After amending the agenda to go into executive session Monday afternoon during its regular meeting, the Leesville City Council returned with no action taken.


After amending the agenda to go into executive session Monday afternoon during its regular meeting, the Leesville City Council returned with no action taken.
Mike Elliott, district 4, called to amend the agenda, which the council agreed to unanimously, in order to discuss interactions between city employees and City Administrator Hugh King. King and City Attorney Willie Banks attended the executive session.
However, once the council was reassembled, Elliott called again to amend the agenda, this time to terminate King. Danny Dowd, district 3, seconded the motion in order to take it to a vote, he said.
Only Elliott voted to amend the agenda.
After the meeting, King declined to comment. However, Elliott said that he'd been approached by several city employees claiming that King had been verbally abusive during one-on-one sessions. Elliott said he believed that city employees and the public had lost confidence in King.
"He doesn't have to make employees happy or (make them) like him," Elliott said of King. "But I do feel they deserve human respect."
In his closing comments, Leesville Mayor Robert Rose acknowledged that King has the support of the majority of the council.
"I wouldn't want to be in your job," Rose said to King. "But we're doing the right thing."