Monte Montgomery submitted his resignation as mayor of Athens Friday, June 4, "effective immediately."
According to the City Charter, the council “shall” appoint a replacement when a council seat is vacated. As stated in Section 3: “Any vacancy or vacancies occurring in the city council shall be filled by appointment of a majority vote of the remaining city council within thirty (30) days, which person or persons so appointed shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term for the place or places to which such appointment shall be made.”
Montgomery was arrested Thursday and charged with online solicitation of a minor in Longview.
These are very serious allegations and the City of Athens does not take them lightly. We are committed to the protection and safety of our children.