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April 24, 2019

3/18/2019 8:44:00 AM
Mineral Point council goes ahead with city administrator search

The make up of Mineral Point city government could be changing after decisions made at Monday's monthly meeting.
The council approved a recommendation to move forward with the search for a City Administrator. That will start with changing the title for Debi Heisner who is currently serving as the City Administrator/Clerk Treasurer by removing the city administrator portion. Next will be contacting five consulting firms to assist in the search. Proposals will be received by March 22 and a firm will be selected from those five on April 8. Interviews will begin in May.
Another change will be adding a second monthly meeting of the council, at least for awhile, with a look at the committee structure. A main reason for the change is that many times council members attend committee meetings as interested parties but because they are on the council their presence may constitute a quorum. When there is a quorum present at a committee meeting it becomes a council meeting according to the open meeting law. The matter was called to the attention of the council by city attorney Eileen Brownlee.
Mayor Jason Basting surveyed the council and several spoke in favor of a second meeting, namely Greg Eckels, Gary Galle and David Engels. Engels proposed the two meeting set-up with Basting directed to finding dates that will work with the council which was accepted. Galle offered keeping the committee structure with council members instructed to not attend if there would be the problem of a quorum. Basting said he will consult the ordinance and suggest adjustments.

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