No action yet on Snellville city manager

SNELLVILLE - Monday night's City Council meeting opened amid much speculation and uncertainty concerning the future of Snellville's City Manager Jeff Timler.

With the renewal or discontinuance of his $88,000 per year contract imminent, several council members have not submitted their performance reviews regarding Timler, leading many to speculate on his future with the city.

Shortly after the meeting started at 7:30 p.m., Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer announced that he and the council members would retreat to an executive session, a closed meeting that is not subject to public attendance or scrutiny. Timler's future with the city was to be discussed and decided in that session. Oberholtzer estimated that the meeting would last about 30 minutes.

An hour and a half later Oberholtzer tersely announced that no action had been taken during the executive session.

"You'll be hearing more about this down the road, but as of right now, he's still our city manager," said Councilman Bruce Garraway.

Garraway was named mayor pro tem Monday night. "I appreciate the vote of confidence," said Garraway.