KENNESAW — Council members quietly skipped over an agenda item listed for Councilman Leonard Church Wednesday evening, in what was the council’s first meeting since Church was charged with child molestation last week.
The four remaining council members and Mayor Mark Mathews were mum on their fellow councilman’s absence during the meeting, where they addressed such topics as city motorcycle surplusing.
“This is an ongoing police investigation, so I would refer your questions to Cobb police,” said Councilman Tim Killingsworth when asked about Church’s future.
Councilman Jim Sebastian took a similar tone, referring questions instead to the city’s attorney.
Church, a former Kennesaw mayor, was arrested at 2:50 a.m. Friday and released from the county jail on bond Saturday morning.