Specifically, Mollette is upset that Mohr, also the Council's vice president, left the April 10 meeting after President Howard Baughman asked Councilman Tim Loper to leave.
Baughman was concerned Loper's votes may not count because he does not live in the 1st Ward he represents.
“This public display of disorderly behavior must not be ignored by Council,” Mollette wrote to Baughman on April 17. “It is unprofessional, unwarranted and unacceptable, and I compel Council to take appropriate actions per Section 8 of our city charter to maintain high expectations for professional standards.”
Section 8 deals with the rules of Council.
“I stand up for what's right and what I believe is right,” Mohr said. “Mr. Mollette's not an attorney. And for him to continue his badgering an attorney (David Kuhn), I thought was wrong. And the way they forced Mr. Loper away from the meeting was wrong.”
Mohr said Loper's April 10 removal was not done according to charter guidelines.
“He was forced out of the room and that was wrong,” Mohr said. “That's why I left.”
In Mollette's letter, he said he was saddened and disgusted by Mohr's exit.
“I also believe Council should consider previously documented unprofessional events while determining proper encouragement to curb Mr. Mohr's erratic behavior, which has brought unnecessary negative attention to City Council,” Mollette wrote.
In July, Mohr was fined $100 by City Council for remarks he made at the Jan. 24, 2005, meeting.
He said those on an Internet site who accused him of having an extramarital affair were “crap.” He also denied having an affair.
It was Mollette who initiated the action on Mohr.
“Mr. Mohr continues to demonstrate a demeanor and attitude unbecoming of a public official, and unfortunately, does not go unnoticed or unreported,” Mollette said. “Mr. Mohr's outbursts have become routine and will be viewed as acceptable if no action is taken.”
Earlier this month, Councilman David Malone said City Council has no direction and no camaraderie among its members.