The Williamston Town Council story in last week’s Journal incorrectly stated the savings to the town under a new attorney proposal which was approved by council with a 3-2 vote. The story should have read:
Following a brief executive session to discuss a contract matter, council returned to open session and in a 3-2 vote, named G. Lee Cole the new town attorney. According to Mayor Durham, Cole’s proposal for legal services for the town at $1700 per month will also provide broader services. The contract will save the town $300 per month, or $3600 yearly. After some discussion the mayor made a motion to name Cole the town attorney. Councilman Scott made a motion to consider current attorney, Thompson and King law firm.
The new proposal was was approved 3-2 with Councilman David Harvell and Otis Scott opposed.