Board votes to terminate town attorney, financial director

The Oakland Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Thursday night to terminate the town’s attorney and financial director.

Board members voted 3-0, with Alderman Karl Chambless abstaining, to replace current City Attorney Chris Patterson (pictured) with former Oakland Attorney Richard Myers.

Oakland Financial Director Pam Walker was removed  from her position.

Board members also approved a 60-day hiring freeze for the town and dissolved the position of human resources manager position, previously held by former Chamber Executive Director John Cox. Town of Oakland Attorney Chris Patterson addresses Mayor and Board of Alderman