Committee tells commissioners they shouldn’t do work for city | The Augusta Chronicle

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May

Committee tells commissioners they shouldn’t do work for city | The Augusta Chronicle

Augusta commissioners won’t be allowed to work as contractors for the city under any circumstances, a subcommittee charged with reviewing the issue decided Tuesday.

The subcommittee of four commissioners had the support of three others who sat in, with the exception of Commissioner Grady Smith, who owns a plumbing company with his brother.

“Y’all are smart. You got in another business besides construction,” Smith said. “You don’t have to lay awake at night thinking about who you may have to lay off.”

Smith and two other commissioners, tile contractor Wayne Guilfoyle and locksmith Joe Jackson, were censured earlier this year by the commission for performing work for the city, prompting a commission review of the ordinance in place for more than a decade. Guilfoyle said he’d never concealed the work he did as a subcontractor while Jackson said he’d quit accepting payment for on-call lock work.

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