NATCHEZ — Natchez resident Alma Carpenter has accused Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson of violating town code by working different jobs whereas serving as Natchez mayor.
Carpenter despatched emails to members of the Board of Aldermen, Natchez metropolis lawyer Bryan Callaway, members of the media and others this week, declaring the portion of metropolis code that requires the Natchez mayor to work completely for town.
Natchez Metropolis Code Sec. 2-105 reads the mayor of town shall dedicate full time towards the discharge of the duties as mayor; the mayor shall not enter into the employment of anybody aside from town; that the mayor under no circumstances needs to be prohibited or discouraged from making investments in firms if investments don’t require any time on the a part of the mayor.
Carpenter identified that Gibson’s web site, Natchezinnsider.com, lists him as working as an lively lobbyist for the insurance coverage trade and an lively supervisor of this mattress and breakfast operations in Natchez, which embrace Backyard Tune and the Stanton Visitor Home.
Carpenter claims Gibson continues to handle his mattress and breakfast operations in Natchez. Gibson mentioned that isn’t true.
Gibson responded to Carpenter’s allegations Thursday morning by e mail, thanking her for declaring faulty data on the web site.
“Thanks, Alma, for bringing to our consideration this inaccurate data on the Natchez Innsider web site,” Gibson wrote. “As a full-time mayor, I can’t let you know once I final had the time to even have a look at it.”
Gibson mentioned he has contacted the person who oversees the web site and requested that the wrong data be taken down.
“I needed to resign from MASI (the lobbying agency) in July of 2020 upon my election as mayor. Clearly, I might by no means have the time to do each jobs,” Gibson wrote.
He additionally mentioned within the e mail that whereas he continues to be invested within the mattress and breakfast operations, the administration of every has been turned over to his spouse, Marla Gibson, and different workers “fairly a while in the past. They do a positive job of working the properties in order that I can concentrate on my full-time job as mayor.”
At one time, Gibson was a daily piano participant at Restaurant 1818 at Monmouth, however mentioned he has additionally had to surrender that job, “though on occasion I nonetheless discover time to tickle the ivories for enjoyable.”