Town of Sewall’s Point
Minutes of SPECIAL cOMMISSION MEETING
OCTOBER 10, 2019 9:00 AM
9:03 AM Roll Call.
Present: Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Mayor Vinny Barile, Commissioner James W. Campo, Commissioner Dave Kurzman, Town Manager Pamela M. Walker (Not voting), Town Attorney Glen Torcivia (Not voting), Commissioner Kaija Mayfield.
CALL TO ORDER
Pledge to the Flag
9:03 AM Additions, Deletions or Changes to the Agenda
9:04 AM Motion: Move the Playground Committee presentation to the end of the meeting , Action: Failed, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, Seconded by Commissioner Dave Kurzman.
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9:05 AM DISCUSSION (Important Note: times are approximate only and not a “time certain”)
1. Town Manager Interviews
9:00 - 11:30 One-on-One Interviews in Town Hall
11:30 -12:30: Lunch Recess
12:34 PM 12:30 - 3:00 Public Interviews in Commission Chambers
12:34 PM Bogdan Vitas
1:07 PM Lawrence McNaul
1:33 PM Phyllis Grover
1:48 PM Thomas Bradford
2:18 PM Michelle Berger
2:59 PM Adjourn for a break
2. 3:30 -- Presentation by Park Committee
3:43 PM 3. 4:00 -- Town Manager Selection
Town Attorney Torcivia read into the record the tally results from the Commission for each candidate.
Michelle Berger- 169
Thomas Bradford -176
Phyllis Grover- 145
The Commission will take the following action:
3:54 PM select the Preferred Candidate and an Alternate;
3:54 PM Motion: Having the Town Attorney negotiate a contract with the number 1 ranked candidate and the number 2 ranked candidate.
, Action: Failed, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, None seconded.
4:07 PM Motion: Direct the Town Attorney to meet with Michelle Berger and Thomas Bradford. , Action: Approve, Moved by Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Seconded by Commissioner Dave Kurzman.
Motion passed unanimously.
4:12 PM authorize the Town Attorney to negotiate an Employment Agreement with the Preferred Candidate;
4:12 PM authorize the Town Attorney to negotiate an Employment Agreement with the Alternate if negotiations with the Preferred Candidate are unsuccessful;
4:13 PM Recess
Town Attorney Torcivia detailed to the Commission and public the Town Manager Contract negotiations between both candidates.
4:51 PM Motion: Move Michelle Berger to the number 1 spot with a 2 year contract with a 3-6- month evaluation in the first year part of the contract.
, Action: Approve, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, Seconded by Commissioner Kaija Mayfield.
5:03 PM 5:03 PM Motion: Hire Michelle Berger as the new Town Manager, Action: Approve, Moved by Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Seconded by Commissioner Dave Kurzman.
direct the Town Attorney to bring the successfully negotiated Employment Agreement to the October 15, 2019 Special Meeting for approval.
5:06 PM Motion: , Action: Adjourn, Moved by Commissioner James W. Campo, Seconded by Commissioner Kaija Mayfield.
Motion passed unanimously.