Georgetown mayor repays city for workers' time

Georgetown mayor repays city for workers' time

GEORGETOWN — Mayor Kay Sanders has repaid the city for the four work hours that city employees spent power-washing a privately owned building, the city treasurer said.

Sanders drew criticism from audience members and city council members earlier this month for her decision to have two city workers spend two hours power-washing a vacant brick building on the corner of East 11th Street and Route 1. Sanders said that her plan was to wash and then repaint the building as part of her city beautification projects.

Treasurer Kathy Galyen said Sanders had reimbursed the city for the workers' time, and that other anonymous donors also provided funds to reimburse the city.

"This is over, and we need to move on," Galyen said.

Alderman Adam Hart asked City Attorney Charles Devens for his opinion on how to proceed. Devens responded that it would be a conflict of interest for him to represent council members in a case against the mayor, and that other options would have to be considered.

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