That ordinance failed by a vote of 2-3 with one abstention. None of the three aldermen who sit on the Water Commission voted in favor of the ordinance. Mark DeWitte and Craig Kirkpatrick voted no and Eloise Edwards abstained.
This past Thursday, the BMA held a special called executive session with City Attorney Bill Phillips that was held behind closed doors.
Phillips told the Times-News after Monday's Water Commission meeting that Thursday's executive session was to discuss "pending or potential litigation" and he couldn't discuss the Hatchett situation due to the ongoing investigation.
Also during Monday's meeting, the Water Commission accepted the resignation of Commissioner Bill Pearson, who will continue to serve as interim superintendent.
Phillips noted during the meeting that Pearson cannot serve as a water commissioner while also serving as a paid interim superintendent.
Mayor Jim Sells said during Monday's meeting that he will appoint a new water commissioner to replace Pearson in time for the commission's next meeting on Sept. 12.