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01/17/2012 04aiii Draft Minutes 12-29-2011 Special Meetingtit- _�'•''�t . i� ITEM TITLE: Adjourned /Special Meeting -- December 29, 2011 SUBMITTED BY: CONTACT PERSON /TELEPHONE: SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Resolution Ordinance Other (specify) Contract: Mail to: Contract Term: Amount: Expiration Date: Insurance Required? No Funding Source: Phone: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD /COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Click to download ❑ Special council meeting December 29, 2011 YAKIMA CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING DECEMBER 29, 2011 COUNCIL CHAMBERS, YAKIMA CITY HALL 5:00 P.M. 1. Roll Call Present: Council: Mayor Micah Cawley, presiding, Assistant Mayor Kathy Coffey, Council Members Maureen Adkison, Dave Edler, Rick Ensey, Dave Ettl and Bill Lover Staff: Acting City Manager Cutter and City Clerk Kloster 2. Council adjourned to Executive Session • To review the performance of a public employee Executive Session was held and adjourned at 5 :39 p.m. Council reconvened at 5:44 p.m. Mayor Cawley reported City Manager Don Cooper has resigned effective December 31, 2011, due to family member medical emergency. He has asked Council to waive the 90- day termination contract provision to allow his tenure to end on December 31, 2011. Council Member Adkison stated Mr. Cooper did a good job while he was here and thanked him for his service. Assistant Mayor Coffey also thanked Mr. Cooper for his efforts and hopes everything thing turns out well for his family. Council Member Ettl stated since the Council is using a "by the book" approach in this situation, he would ask everyone to apply the same method in the future. ADKISON MOVED AND COFFEY SECONDED TOACCEPTMR, COOPER'S RES/GNA TION AND FOREGO THE 90 -DA Y REQUIREMENT AS OUTLINED IN HIS CONTRACT, The motion carried by a 6 -1 roll call vote; Ettl voting no. The City Clerk read the resolution by title. COFFEY MOVED AND ADKISON SECONDED TO DESIGNATE MICHAEL MORALES AS THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER AND ADOPT THE RESOLUTION. The motion carried by unanimous roll call vote. RESOLUTION NO. R- 2011 -189, A RESOLUTION relating to administration; designating Michael Morales as the Interim City Manager effective January 1, 2012, said appointment to continue through March 31, 2012, and as thereafter may be extended, or further action terminating this appointment is taken by the Council, whichever first occurs. Assistant Mayor Coffey noted the City is very fortunate to have Mr. Morales to assist at this time. This needs to be taken care of as quickly as possible, and this is the best step. Council Member Adkison stated Mr. Morales has done a great job for the city and DECEMBER 29, 2011 is the obvious person to fill in at this point. Council Member Lover questioned if Mr. Morales needed to be sworn in. City Attorney Cutter replied he does not. 3. Adjournment COFFEY MOVED AND SECONDED BY EDLER TO ADJOURN TO JANUARY 10, 2012 AT 6 P.M. The motion carried by unanimous voice vote. The meeting adjourned at 5:52 p.m. READ AND CERTIFIED ACCURATE BY COUNCIL MEMBER DATE COUNCIL MEMBER DATE ATTEST: CITY CLERK MICAH CAWLEY, MAYOR Minutes prepared by Sonya Claar Tee A CD and DVD of this meeting are available in the City Clerk's Office 2