CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Even though the latest draft of the police merger agreement between Chatham County and the city of Savannah was not on the table for Thursday's city council meeting, Mayor Edna Jackson did invite Commission Chair, Al Scott to address council and explain the changes made in the language of the agreement.
Chairman Scott said he changed a portion of the agreement to say all capital and operating costs will be referred to the policy committee.
That committee includes city and county managers, the chairman and the mayor.
From there, the committee would recommend approval.
"I want everybody to know that it wasn't a bear in the woods, I wasn't trying to circumvent the pay raises. I am on board, on camera, in print, supporting increased salaries for policemen. So I just wanted to come over here and say that at the beginning of your meeting, and you all can discuss it," said Al Scott, Chatham County Commission Chairman.
Chairman Scott went on to say that he believes both city council and county commission need to get the merger agreement behind them so they can move on to other things. Mayor Jackson agreed.