City clerk resigns during Snellville trial

Snellville City Clerk Melisa Arnold — one of two city officials involved in a dispute between the mayor and council — resigned Thursday during the third day of the trial.

#After debating a settlement for most of the morning, officials returned to court Thursday afternoon to announce they had not reached a deal and that Arnold was stepping down from her post, which she has held for five years.

#Arnold sought to be removed from the suit, as she was named a defendant, along with all five council members and City Manager Butch Sanders. But attorneys for Mayor Kelly Kautz said Arnold remained under subpoena and her testimony would be needed on issues, including whether council members held a behind-closed-doors meeting in violation of the Open Meetings Act.

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Gwinnett Daily Post.

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