Pictured from left to right, Councilman Brian Greene, Moss, Councilman Lloyd Scoby, City Manager George Bosanic, Mayor John Hoppough, Mayor Pro-Tem Fran Schuleit, Councilman Mark Lehman, Councilwoman Jeanne Cunliffe, Treasurer/Clerk Bradley Hool and the rotating student representative from Greenville High School. - Daily News/Brad Klosner
At the Jan. 20 Greenville City Council meeting, Mayor John Hoppough submitted his mayoral appointments under the consent agenda to be considered by the board.
Councilman Mark Lehman asked to have the appointment of Councilman Larry Moss removed from the consent agenda pending further discussion, citing a possible conflict of interest due to the fact that Moss is heavily involved with the Greenville Community Center
and that organization receives high amounts of financial assistance from the foundation.
On Jan. 20, the council voted 4-2 to remove the item from the consent agenda and table it to be discussed individually and at Tuesday's meeting.
Councilman Brian Greene made the motion and Councilman Mark Lehman supported the motion.
and Moss both voted "no."
"I asked to have it removed so we could discuss it separately from the standpoint I think we always have to avoid the mere appearance of a conflict of interest," Lehman said.
"(Hoppough) didn't want to have a discussion about it two weeks ago.
just wanted it on the consent agenda as a done deal."
, Moss, Schuleit and Councilman Lloyd Scoby voted in favor of the appointment.
Greenville Mayor John Hoppough will serve his third year as the city's mayor.
The council Tuesday unanimously voted him mayor for the 2014 calendar year.
Hoppough was first elected mayor in January 2012, replacing Kenneth Snow, who had been mayor since 2007.