SOUTHAVEN, MS (abc24.com) - How serious are Southaven city leaders taking the investigation into Mayor Greg Davis?
Aldermen will meet in a private session after Tuesday night's board meeting to discuss more city credit card receipts and put together a report for the state auditor.
It's something the state wanted each to do weeks ago, but not every alderman cooperated.
"I think they all should. If one can do it, they need all do it," says Dianne Baroni.
"That's unfortunate. They certainly should have gotten all of them," says Jerry Aubuchon.
The auditor's office asked all seven Southaven aldermen to go over the receipts, but only three turned in a review.
"We don't know why some had hesitated to finish it up," says Alderman Ronnie Hale. "We did have at least five that were ready. She just picked up three."
Hale finished his. He explains why others may not have.
"We had a lot of questions about what exactly they were looking for. It was kind of a vague letter they sent us. Finally they gave us the direction yesterday to go ahead to call a special meeting and do whatever we had to do."
Instead of seven individual reports, now they'll release a group one.
"We'll go over the whole packet together and come to a consensus of what we approve, what we don't approve and come to a vote on it," says Hale. "We'll send them a letter that states our findings."
Voters are weary of the whole mess, but surprised all aldermen don't seem to be taking the investigation seriously.
"They're probably just tired of the whole thing, but they need to if they're going to be aldermen. They need to all do the same thing," says Baroni.
"They need to bring this to a conclusion," adds Aubuchon. "It should have been done a long time ago."