Midway to Hold Special Meeting Thursday

Midway Police Chief May be in, Midway City Manager Out
Midway Police Chief May be in, Midway City Manager Out
Posted at 5:09 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 14:27:33-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - The city of Midway is holding a special meeting tomorrow to go over two key issues in the midst of change in leadership.

A special meeting Thursday is bringing out two big issues. The first is one we've told you about, regarding the future of former police chief Tom Murray. The other has to do with the future of the man who called for his termination.

Murray filed a letter of intent to sue the city after council voted to fire him for "insubordination." since then, the council has been discussing his potential return to the police department, which will now be losing another member.

Captain Carlos Hill notified the city his last day would be May 17th.

We've also learned of another departure from the city.

Operations Manager Joe Lewis is retiring Thursday, but the change doesn't stop there. A new mayor is now in charge.

Councilwoman Wanda Range is now in that position. And there will be a new city manager too, though it's still unclear when the search will begin.

City council voted not to renew the contract of Auburn Ford, opting to keep him on a day-to-day basis until council finds a replacement.

Ford was the main force behind Tom Murray's termination after Murray went to state investigators about Ford's legal right to serve in office.

The special meeting is set for tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at city hall.