Documents reveal more about the unrest in Diamondhead

P.O.A dues are what is keeping amenities functioning in Diamondhead
P.O.A dues are what is keeping amenities functioning in Diamondhead(WLOX)
Updated: Sep. 16, 2019 at 9:41 PM CDT
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BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - According to a letter addressed to Nancy Depreo, the Mayor Pro Tem of Diamondhead, the Diamondhead Property Owner’s Association wants to remove Mayor Tommy Schafer from the Diamondhead POA Collaborative Committee and replace him with someone else.

The letter asks Mayor Schafer be replaced by either the Mayor Pro Tem herself or another council member who “wishes to act with civility and goodwill to move Diamondhead forward".

According to the letter, this all stems from a September 4th meeting where the Mayor and POA President Robert Marthouse got into an argument.

It states the Mayor allegedly “shoved Marthouse forcefully, with both hands, causing Marthouse to fall backwards over his chair and hit the floor hard”. The letter also alleges the Mayor “had to be restrained to cease further attacks.”

Depreo says the request to replace the Mayor on the collaborative committee has been put on the council agenda.

“By considering their request, the city is only trying to ensure that the communication between the city and POA continues for the betterment of our city. In no way are we taking a position with respect to the charges that have been filed against the Mayor.”

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