The town of Gordon continued with their scheduled council meeting on Monday without Mayor Elbert Melton. Melton decided not to attend only a few minutes before it began and Tuesday WDHN reached out to the mayor on his absence.
“I really just don’t want to even talk about it really,” said Mayor Melton.
“Yea there always something going on but like I said I really don’t wanna talk about it.”
20 year Gordon resident Gregory Wilson feels that it’s all about respect.
“You don’t want to be belittle, you don’t want people to look over you and you the head man there,” said Wilson. “Your not listening to him why should he be there. His word is no good they not listening to him the council members really run the town.”
Council Member Joseph Dekle says that beside from everything that is happening, the council hopes to display one message to the people of Gordon.
“The biggest goal right now is uniting the whole community as one and trying to better our community,” said Dekle.