Algood Mayor Scott Bilbrey resigns - WSMV News 4

Algood Mayor Scott Bilbrey resigns

Posted: Updated:
Mayor Scott Bilbrey submitted his resignation Friday. (Source: facebook.com/mayorscottbilbrey) Mayor Scott Bilbrey submitted his resignation Friday. (Source: facebook.com/mayorscottbilbrey)
ALGOOD, TN (WSMV) -

The mayor of Algood has resigned, city officials said Friday.

Scott Bilbrey told News 4's Liz Lohuis that he was tired of the abuse and corruption.

"My kids go to town and are being followed. You find your mail laying in the yard. There's all kinds of things that constitutes harassment, and it's not worth it," Bilbrey said.

During his first week on the job, Bilbrey said he received a check on his desk made out to him for about $18,000.

"I asked the city administrator, 'What is this check?' He said, 'Oh you're not supposed to have that.' I said, 'Well what is that for?' The mayor doesn't make that kind of money," Bilbrey said.

The city administrator said he does not recall that interaction, but said it it did happen. It was likely for official city business.

Bilbrey said the books had many errors, but whenever he asked for an audit on the budget council members would fight him on it.

"There are only two reasons to be in a mess like this. One, incompetence; or two, they are trying to hide something," Bilbrey said.

The city is looking to replace three council members.

Police Chief Gary Harris was also fired in March amid an ongoing investigation.

Videos of Harris surfaced of him apparently drinking and driving. Several recorded phone calls were also made public.

In a few of those recordings, Harris spoke about Bilbrey.

He is heard saying: "We need to sit down with Heard (council). We need to sit down with Carolyn (council), and Jennifer (council) and Kirk (Vice Mayor) and isolate Scott (Mayor)."

City officials said they are consulting legal counsel to determine how to move forward.

Click here to read Bilbrey's resignation letter.

Click here to read the city's response.

Copyright 2017 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
WSMV
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, WSMV; Nashville, TN. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.