STOCKBRIDGE — The Stockbridge City Council will meet Friday to appoint an investigator to look into accusations of ethics violations by Mayor Lee Stuart.
City officials confirmed the special called meeting will be held at 3 p.m. at City Hall.
The Stockbridge Citizens Ethics Board will meet Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. for a hearing on the accusations, which are part of a six-page document from former councilwoman Kathy Gilbert.
Gilbert, who served on the City Council until 2011, said Stuart has violated Article 2, Section 2.16 of the Stockbridge charter and Chapter 2.40.040 of the Code of Ordinances. Both codes address actions prohibited for city officials.
The charter section deals with topics ranging from prohibited financial interests to wrongful use of government property. The ordinance cited in Gilbert’s complaint centers on topics such as using public funds for personal gain and securing special privileges.
Gilbert did not provide details of how she believes Stuart committed the violations.
The council also will consider Stuart’s nomination of Edward W. Lowery as a potential city administrator during the special called meeting.