During Tuesday's Bibb County Commissioners meeting, an agenda items focused on "discussion regarding behavior of commissioners."
Commissioner Bert Bivins was the first to speak up about the problem.
He said he had been made aware of commissioners directly asking department heads for information or other requests.
He did not address any issue specifically, but explained that employees should be made aware that if they are not comfortable with a commissioner's requests, they can contact CAO Steve Layson, who can also involve Chairman Sam Hart if he deems it necessary.
Commissioners Lonzy Edwards and Elmo Richardson also discussed the topic in the open meeting, and agreed the issues may be worth looking in to to make sure the duties of commissioners were specifically spelled out.
When Hart asked Commissioner Joe Allen if he had anything to say, Allen stated that he knew they were talking about him.
Allen said that if fellow commissioners had a problem with the way he conducted business, they could take it up with the state ethics board or the people who elected him.
For about 20 years, Allen has sat on the Bibb County Board of Commissioners.
Allen called the discussion "political." He says he doesn't know exactly what the agenda items was focused on, but that he would continue to talk with the department heads of the committees he chairs.
He is currently the chair of the Human Resources Committee and the Tobesofkee Committee.
No action was taken by county leaders during Tuesdays meeting.