Longtime Judge Maurice Hilliard resigned on Aug. 5, citing differences with Roswell solicitor Krista Young, according to the Neighbor. He has indicated he will be running for a council seat this fall.
Two years remain in Hilliard's term. Although the city charter calls for a special election, state law doesn't require it. The council could fill the vacancy via appointment, something Hilliard opposes.
Also on Monday's council agenda (see attached PDF) are the following items:
- Recognizing Melinda Springman of Elkins Pointe Middle School as Fulton County Principal of the Year (see Roswell Patch coverage);
- The possible approval of a contract with the Jacobs Group for $405,609 to provide services for the Municipal Court Services Reorganization Plan;
- Approving an operational review of the Historic Homes (Smith Plantation, Bulloch Hall and Barrington Hall).