City Commissioners are starting the process to hire a new municipal judge. Two weeks ago, during their annual review of Municipal Judge Randall Wiley's employment contract with the city, the board received some news that altered the usual contract discussion; Wiley informed the board of his intent to retire from the bench, effective Nov. 30.

City Commissioners are starting the process to hire a new municipal judge. Two weeks ago, during their annual review of Municipal Judge Randall Wiley's employment contract with the city, the board received some news that altered the usual contract discussion; Wiley informed the board of his intent to retire from the bench, effective Nov. 30.

Mayor Richard Finley proposed that the process for filling the spot shouldn't be out of the ordinary.

“My suggestion would be to post it as we do any normal opening, and follow those normal protocols,” he said. “I don't think we have to take any action unless someone (on the board) feels differently.”

City Commissioners concurred.

Wiley has served in the Municipal Courtroom as a judge for the past three years, replacing Judge Robert H. Jones in July 2015.

Wiley said he feels it is time to move on.

His contract has been extended to the date he is leaving.

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