Hope to look into allegations against employee

The new Hope Town Council president plans to look into allegations against a town employee. Council President Ed Johnson was asked last week at a work session of the council if he planned to investigate the complaint about an unnamed employee, that was made at last month’s council meeting.

Johnson said that he planned to take it slow, as he is new to the role of president, but to investigate the accusations.

Several town resident pressed town leaders last month to investigate accusations of wrongdoing. Town Attorney Cindy Boll said that it would be inappropriate to discuss any accusations against an employee outside of a closed executive session. Councilman Clyde Compton, then the council president, said that he would pass any decision on the issue  on to his successor, Johnson.

The Council also heard a proposal on pay raises of 3 percent for town department heads and the town manager.

The Town Council meets at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow for their regular session.