Special Council Meeting
January 5, 2021 – 6:00 P.M.
Community Media Center
Mayor Brian Wolken called the meeting to order. Council present: Dave Goedken, Brenda Hanken, Candy Langerman, Scott Brighton, Chris Lux and Tom Yeoman. Also present were City Clerk Sally Hinrichsen, Public Works Director Nick Kahler, Police Chief Britt Smith and Park & Rec Director Jacob Oswald. Library Director Michelle Turnis joined electronically. The public was invited to attend the meeting in person, with limited seating or to participate in the meeting electronically via “Zoom Meetings” and were encouraged to communicate from Zoom Meeting via chat, due to the heightened public health risks of the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19). The meeting did have public attendance, both in-person and via Zoom.
Callahan Municipal Consultants, Patrick Callahan gave an overview of the interview process for City Administrator and gave Hinrichsen the written requests for a closed session from the six candidates.
Yeoman moved to go into closed session to evaluate the professional competency of an individual whose appointment, hiring, performance or discharge is being considered when necessary to prevent needless and irreparable injury to that individual’s reputation and that individual requests a closed session pursuant to Iowa Code Section 21.5(1)(i) agenda. Langerman seconded, roll call unanimous.
Yeoman moved to return to open session, Brighton seconded. Roll call unanimous. Goedken moved to direct Patrick Callahan to proceed as discussed and to contact the City Administrator candidates accordingly, Langerman seconded. Roll call vote unanimous.
Brighton moved to adjourn at 8:44 P.M.
Brian Wolken, Mayor
Sally Hinrichsen, City Clerk