After a lengthy executive session Monday night, the Dawsonville City council voted to turn over documents that present a potential mishandling of city money to law enforcement officials.
Council member Stephen Tolson motioned that the city refer to law enforcement in light of new information presented by the city’s finance administrator, Hayden Wiggins.
“There appears to be some financial discrepancies and they occured around the former mayor’s administration between 2014 and 2017,” Tolson said. “I think in the interest of full transparency it would be a good idea to go ahead and hand over those documents and any related documents and any prior investigations.”
Mark French seconded the motion and it passed unanimously, with votes of approval also coming from council members Caleb Phillips and Jason Power.
Mayor Mike Eason said Tuesday that he was unsure if City Manager Bob Bolz had reported the financial issues to law enforcement yet, and that he is also unsure of which law enforcement agency will receive the report.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.