White Hall mayor and council begin mediation
Published 11:37 am Friday, March 4, 2016
By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
White Hall Mayor James Walker and the White Hall Town Council began mediation of ongoing disputes between them Friday morning, March 4, at Jackson-Steele Elementary School with a court appointed mediator.
Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Elect James H. Anderson said Friday morning that the mediation, which was set to begin at 9:30 a.m., was closed to the public. He also said he was appointed to mediate the dispute between the mayor and council by Lowndes County Circuit Court Judge Terri Bozeman Lovell.
Anderson said he has done many mediation and serves as the attorney for the Democratic Party of Alabama.
The White Hall Town Council is represented by Selma attorney Prince Chestnut and Walker is represented by Highland Home attorney Arlene Richardson.
The Signal confirmed that regular White Hall Town Council meeting was cancelled Thursday, March 3. However, White Hall Mayor Pro Tem Eli Seaborn said on Thursday the mayor and council and their attorneys were to meet at Jackson-Steele Elementary on March 4 at 9:30 a.m.
The White Hall Town Council normally meets the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
There was no indication of how long negotiations will take.