Womack said no one told him until Thursday morning that the equipment was being purchased, after Tami Morgan was contacted by the Gazette-Mail.
Roach did not respond to repeated requests for comment. In May, City Attorney Lela Walker sent a memo to the Oceana mayor and City Council, advising them not to speak to The Charleston Gazette.
Don Morgan filed a second ethics complaint against Roach on Sunday. In it, he alleges that Roach is holding special council meetings and not advising all council members about the special meetings.
"They call the special meetings constantly," Womack said, "particularly when it's something important."
Morgan said Roach is calling two to three special council meetings per month, and holding them on Wednesday nights (when many people go to church) and Friday nights, so that fewer people will come. Regular council meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month.
"It's just an effort to keep people from coming," Morgan said. "The last time I served on the council, in 2008, we had one special meeting in a two-year period. Now there's three a month."
In October, Morgan filed ethics complaints against Roach; two city councilmen, Bryant Whisenant and Mike Fleshman; two former city council members and three other city officials. In those complaints, Morgan alleged that the mayor and City Council allowed the city mechanic, Ken Graham, to operate an unlicensed private garage out of his residence. Morgan alleged Graham spent nearly $97,000 of the city's money on auto parts over a two-year period and that much of that money was spent for his personal business.
About $47,000 of that was spent at Hometown Auto Parts, a local NAPA affiliate.
In May the Ethics Commission determined that there was probable cause to pursue the complaints and it began formal investigations.
In a letter to Graham dated May 1, the commission wrote:
"The invoices from Hometown Auto Parts bear your name as the person who received those parts on behalf of the Town of Oceana. Amongst those invoices are invoices which have no indication as to why those items were purchased. It is alleged those undocumented invoices were for items used in your private business and/or for private work on the personal vehicles of town council members."
The Ethics Commission would neither confirm nor deny the existence of any investigations.
Reach David Gutman at david.gut...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5119.