Flynt, 021180 MSAGO, 19800211

Docket Nº:19800211
Case Date:February 11, 1980
Court:South Carolina
Honorable Chastaine Flynt,
No. 19800211
Mississippi Attorney General Opinions
February 11, 1980
         Honorable Chastaine Flynt, Mayor of Town of Flowood          Post Office Box 5536          Flowood, Mississippi 39208          Municipal Officers           Dear Mayor Flynt:          Attorney General Bill Allain has received your letter and has assigned it to me for research and reply.          Your letter states:
“The Town of Flowood, Mississippi, a Code Charter Municipality, respectfully requests your opinion on the following question: 1. If a dispute arises between a Mayor and the Board of Aldermen concerning the hiring and firing of policemen, or a particular policeman, who has the ultimate authority in hiring or firing same, the Mayor or the Board of Aldermen? 2. If the Board of Aldermen vote to hire or discharge a particular policeman, may the Mayor re-hire the discharged policeman or discharge the hired policeman? 3. May the Board of Aldermen, by majority vote, hire or fire a policeman over the protests of the Mayor? The authorities of the Town have examined Sections 21-3-15 in which states the Mayor shall have the superintending control of all officers and affairs of the municipality, and shall take care that the laws and ordinances are executed, Section 21-3-5 and Section 21-21-3 of the Mississippi Code of

To continue reading