Town of Sewall’s Point

Town Commission Minutes of commission MEETING

August 5, 2019 10:00 AM or soon therafter

 

  10:02 AM  Pledge to the Flag

  10:02 am Roll Call.

 

Present: Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Mayor Vinny Barile, Commissioner James W. Campo, Commissioner Dave Kurzman, Commissioner Kaija Mayfield, Acting Town Attorney Matthew Ransdell for Glen Torcivia,  (Not voting),.

 

The Town Commission called to order and immediately recessed to conduct individual one on one interviews with the three candidates.

 

1. Town Manager Recruitment process – Interview three candidates for

the Town of Sewall’s Point Town Manager position

 

COMMISSION ACTION

 

 12:33 PM The Commission reconvened the meeting and recessed for a lunch break.

 

  1:30 PM Kurt Bressner Senior Advisor of ICMA advised the Commission of the interview schedule and said he would be available for comments or questions during the public interviews.

 

  1:39 PM The Commission began public interviews of the following candidates.  

 

  1:39 PM  Ben Hogarth 

  2:23 PM Martin Murphy

  3:01 PM Richard Scherle

 

  3:38 PM Interviews concluded and the Commission recessed the meeting, and announced that they would reconvene at 5:00 PM.  

 

  5:00 PM The Commission reconvened the meeting and called for public comments.

 

There were no public comments.

 

  5:00 PM  

 

 2. Select the preferred candidate and an alternative candidate for the

position of Town Manager.

 

Senior Advisor Kurt Bressner thanked the Commission and candidates for their time, and dedication to the process. He presented to the Commission the final tally of the Commissioners Individual Interview matrix.  

 

After a brief pause the following motion was made:

 

   5:1 PM Motion: Motion to have the Town Attorney extend a contract offer for Town Manager to Richard Scherle, Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, Seconded by Commissioner Dave Kurzman.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

Richard Scherle came forward and thanked the Commission and looks forward to speaking with the Town Attorney to negotiate a contract.

 

  5:03 PM Chief Ciechanowski came forward and thanked the Commission for her 30 years of service to the Town celebration.

 

3. Authorize the Town Attorney to negotiate an Employment Agreement

for consideration by Town Commission, with the selected candidate and an alternative candidate, if necessary.

 

  5:05 PM Motion: Salary of $97,000 with benefits, and a severance package of not to exceed 10 weeks, and start date begin 4 weeks following approval of the contract by the Commission, Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, Seconded by Vice Mayor Frank Fender.

Motion passed unanimously.

  5:09 PM Motion: Action: Adjourn, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, Seconded by Commissioner Dave Kurzman.

Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVED:

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  Mayor Vinny Barile, Presiding Officer

 

ATTEST:

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Cheryl, White, Town Clerk

                                        Minutes approved at the meeting of: August 27, 2019

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