Evermore CID to operate without exec

Jim Brooks' contract expired Thursday. On Sept. 22, the eight-member board for the CID deadlocked, 4-4, on renewing his contract. That sealed the fate for Brooks, who was hired a year ago to manage the day-to-day operations of the self-taxing association of property owners along U.S. 78 in Gwinnett County.

Founded seven years ago, the Evermore district stretches from Stone Mountain to Snellville.

Chairman Dwight Harrison maintains that four board members have been holding the CID hostage for three months by not appearing at meetings. Now two of those members, Emory Morsberger and Don Robison, are subject to a recall effort.

Board member Jimmy Norton, among the four who have boycotted the meetings, said Thursday that he and others are "not confident in the leadership and management of the CID to meet the objectives ... for the entire roster of property owners."

He added: "I believe this recall effort at the behest of Mr. Harrison is senseless."

Harrison said he'll try to get the board together again Oct. 7 to begin a search for a new executive director. He predicts it could take three months to hire one.

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