Commissioners ask court to cite Canton Aldermen for violating court order

Commissioners ask court to cite Canton Aldermen for violating court order
Madison County Chancery Court being asked to cite Canton Aldermen for violating a temporary restraining order granted Friday on special called meetings. (Source: Canton Municipal Utilities)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Commissioners for Canton Municipal Utilities are asking a judge to find Canton Aldermen in contempt for violating a court order.

CMU Commissioners filed a petition Wednesday asking court to find Canton Aldermen in contempt for violating Temporary Restraining Order.
CMU Commissioners filed a petition Wednesday asking court to find Canton Aldermen in contempt for violating Temporary Restraining Order. (Source: WLBT)

In a petition filed in Madison Chancery Court Wednesday, the three commissioners for CMU say Fred Esco, Les Penn, Daphne Sims, Eric Gilkey and Timothy Taylor violated a judge's ruling.

A Madison Chancery Court judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday on special called meetings by Canton Aldermen.
A Madison Chancery Court judge granted a temporary restraining order Friday on special called meetings by Canton Aldermen. (Source: WLBT)

A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday prohibiting the aldermen from calling special meetings to remove the Commissioners.

According to court documents filed Wednesday aldermen immediately called a special meeting Monday in direct violation of every item ordered by the judge. Alderman Eric Gilkey is also employed at CMU.

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