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Council Minutes 1999 02/18CITY OF MC CALL MINUTES Special Meeting McCall City Council Thursday - February 18, 1999 Table Of Contents Call To Order And Roll Call 2 Business 2 City Manager Position 2 Adjournment 3 Council Minutes - Feb 18, 1999.doc Page 1 of 3 MINUTES Call To Order And Roll Call The meeting was called to order by Mayor Eimers at 3:00 p.m. Mr. Colton, Mr. Eimers, Mr. Muller and Mr. Venable answered the roll call. Ms. Arp was absent. A quorum was present. Members of the staff present were Acting City Manager Carla Donica and Personnel Clerk Chelsi Sholty. City Manager Position Mr. Eimers summarized the selection process. Mr. Colton stated that the next step was to review the information from the reference checks done by Committee / Council members. Ben McMakin - Mr. Muller and Mr. Parapovich reported on information received on Ben McMakin. Some of the comments reflected Mr. McMakin management style was hands on, will delegate but wants to stay involved, detailed oriented, available to the public, and oversaw various committees. Mr. McMakin's strong points were finance, urban renewal, and personnel. Weaknesses were intelligence mistaken for condescending and worked to hard. Mr. McMakin apparently left because of actions of Council. However, it was related to Mr. Parapovich that now Mr. McMakin's vision did have merit. Discussion followed on length of short term / interim position, time to select permanent City Manager, employment at will without contract, etc. Bill Kretschmer— Mr. Parapovich reported that information received showed Mr. Kretschmer to be intelligent, well rounded, good decision maker, team player, reliable, and strong in finance. Weakness stated was Mr. Kretschmer would get impatient when things were not done. A former business competitor was contacted and the comment was that Mr. Kretschmer was capable and would do a good job as City Manager. Bill Robertson — Mr. Eimers and Mr. Venable reported comments revealed Mr. Robertson's strengths to be extremely competent, ethical, organized, loyal, excellent in dealing with tasks, able to delegate, excellent communicator, open to suggestions / input and goal orientated. Weakness mentioned was conflict with other manager which was later resolved. Mr. Colton outlined the next step of the selection process was to contact the candidates and learn what their expectation were, make City expectations clear, and set date and time for personal interview. Council Minutes - Feb 18, 1999.doc Page 2 of 3 Discussion followed on expectations and what was wanted in a City Manager, some of the issues / projects that will required decisions by the City Manager, moving and living expenses, salary with and without a contract, possibility of hiring on consultant basis, availability timeframe of candidates, and extent of background checks. Mr. Colton recommended personal interviews be set up as soon as possible. Mr. Muller will contact the candidates February 19tn Mr. Eimers thanked everyone on the Selection Committee for their participation. Mr. Colton reminded them that the job was not yet over. Adjournment Without further business, Mr. Colton moved to adjourn. Mr. Eimers seconded and the motion carried unanimously. The council adjourned at 4:30 p.m. ATTEST: Cherry W (Notes by dbury, City Clerk helsi Sholty) Kirk Eimers, Mayor Council Minutes - Feb 18, 1999.doc Page 3 of 3