Appointed Officials

City Judge

Mr. Gary Dilliha serves as the City Judge. The City Judge is appointed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen for a term of two (2) years. His term expires June 30, 2020. The City Judge takes the same oath required of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and must be licensed to practice law in the state of Tennessee. The City Judge receives such compensation as may be provided by ordinance and may be removed for cause by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen shall designate a qualified person to serve as interim judge in the absence or disability of the City Judge. Ms. Charlotte Fleming currently serves as Interim Judge. Her term expires June 30, 2020.

Powers and Duties

The City Judge tries all persons charged with violation of the ordinances of the City. He has the power to levy fines, penalties and forfeitures not exceeding fifty dollars ($50.00), or maximum set by state law, for each offense and to impose such costs as the Board of Mayor and Aldermen may by ordinance provide, to issue all necessary process, to administer oaths, and to punish for contempt by fine.



City Attorney

Ms. Christina Bartee serves as the City Attorney. The City Attorney is appointed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and serves at the will of the governing body. The compensation of the City Attorney is set by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

Powers and Duties

The City Attorney directs the management of all litigation in which the City is a party, including the function of prosecuting attorney in the City Court; represents the City in all legal matters and proceedings in which the City is a party or interested, or in which any of its officers is officially interested; attends all meetings of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen; advises the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, and committees or members thereof, the City Manager, and the heads of all departments and divisions as to all legal questions affecting the City's interests; and approves as to form all contracts, deeds, bonds, ordinances, resolutions and other documents to be signed in the name of or made by or with the City.