Toccoa Commission To Meet Today

Toccoa City Commissioners are expected to vote later today on whether to officially offer the city manager position to former Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse.

City commissioners are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today at Toccoa City Hall for a regularly scheduled meeting.

Back on September 3, city commissioners unanimously voted to terminate Mike Jackson as city manager and announced that Morse, formerly Toccoa City Manager and currently Franklin County Manager, was the sole finalist for the city manager’s position.

The commission also announced at that time it would vote on hiring Morse to replace Jackson at its meeting scheduled for later today.

Following the Toccoa City Commission’s announcement, Morse said that Toccoa City Commissioners had reached out to him, but added he had not made a final decision.

Morse said earlier this month that he was interested in hearing what the city had to say, but is also enjoying serving as Franklin County Manager.

Morse served as Toccoa City Manager for more than seven years before leaving the post in October 2009 and being appointed about a month later to serve as Franklin County Manager.  He had worked for the city of Toccoa for 26 years overall, holding a number of positions prior to city manager, including planning director, assistant city manager, and public works director.

Today’s Toccoa City Commission meeting is open to the public.