Yukon City Council cancels meeting to consider termination of municipal judge

George Ramey has been city's judge since 1974

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George Ramey is pictured at his law office, 3 South Fifth Street. (Photo by Carol Mowdy Bond)

The Yukon City Council has canceled a special meeting to decide whether to terminate the services of Municipal Judge George Ramey.

Ramey, an attorney and longtime Yukon municipal judge, was recognized in November 2019 by the Canadian County Bar Association for his 50 years of membership in the Oklahoma Bar Association.

He has been the City of Yukon’s municipal judge since 1974.

Yukon city ordinance requires the municipal judge to be a resident of the City of Yukon. Ramey has moved to an address outside Yukon city limits.

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An agenda for the meeting posted Thursday states the Yukon City Council will “consider a motion to discuss, consider and take possible action regarding termination of the services of George Ramey as municipal judge.”

The special meeting was scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 inside the Council Chambers of the Centennial Building, 12 S. Fifth Street. But the meeting was canceled Friday afternoon.

The city council met in executive session Tuesday night regarding Ramey’s employment, but took no action.

In the past year, Yukon’s city council has hired a new city manager, Tammy Kretchmar, and a new city attorney, Roger Rinehart.

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