In the midst of spiraling waves of controversy surrounding the Town of Homer’s plan to shut down its police department, the council has called a special meeting for 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at City Hall.
According to the agenda, which was posted publically Friday, an executive session will address pending litigation in regard to a petition for an injunction filed by Homer Police Chief Russell Mills, which names the Town of Homer and Mayor Alecia Smith as defendants.
The petition for injunction was filed in late February, following the council’s decision to disband the police department, effective March 1. The injunction is scheduled to be heard in Claiborne District Court Monday, March 4. Officers will be allowed to work at least through Monday, pending court proceedings.
Outlined under section IIV of the agenda is “New Business” — Ratification of Engagement Agreement between the Town and Blanchard, Walker, O’Quin & Roberts concerning representation of Town and Mayor in Mills v Town of Homer, No 39,796, 2d Judicial District Court — Attorney Marcus Patillo.
The floor will also be opened for public comment during the weekend session. Town meetings are open to the public. The next regular meeting is Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m.