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City council moves to oust mayor
Mayor calls investigation a witch hunt
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Dawsonville Mayor James Grogan was not in attendance at Monday's city council meeting when attorney Abbott Hayes presented findings that point to city code and charter violations by Grogan. Hayes, a Gainesville attorney, was hired by the council to investigate wrongdoing by the mayor.In the report Hayes delivered to the city council, Grogan was found to have made seven decisions that Hayes and the council agree are grounds for Grogan to be removed from office. All of the offenses were found by Hayes to be in violation of Section 5.15 of the city charter, which provides that the mayor "shall be subject to removal from office for any one or more of the following causes: (1) Incompetence, misfeasance, or malfeasance in office; (5) Abandonment of office or neglect to perform the duties thereof; or (6) Failure to for any other cause perform the duties of office as required by this Charter or by law."