The Glasgow Common Council shot down a motion to remove D.T. Froedge from the Glasgow Electric Plant Board on Monday night.
Councilman Patrick Gaunce proposed that the council remove Froedge who recently requested the resignation of the GEPB Superintendent Billy Ray.
City Attorney Danny Basil said the council had the right to vote to remove Froedge, but the council does not have the legal right to remove him.
The entire council was in opposition of removing Froedge besides Gaunce.
Councilman Brad Groce said he belives Froedge has not shown a reason to be removed, according to the requirements of removal.
The five board directors of the GEPB is the only group allowed to remove a member. Basil advised the council to proceed carefully, as a vote to remove Froedge would be illegal in context of the council’s legal rights.
The Glasgow Electric Plant Board is scheduled to meet Feb. 19. Froedge’s recommendation to fire Ray will be on the agenda.