When the special Clintonville Common Council meeting concluded, Monday, July 28, the council adjourned without acting on anything.
Aside from the citizen’s forum, there were only two items on the agenda — both closed session items.
The first agenda item included two parts. The first revolved around journeyman lineman hiring. The second revolved around the utility manager position.
The final agenda item was listed on the agenda as follows: “Consider employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility/(f) Considering financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems or the investigation of charges against specific persons except where par. (b) applies which, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person referred to in such histories or data, or involved in such problems or investigations/(g) Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved./For the purpose of reviewing a personnel matter, considering potential action on the matter and conferring with legal counsel.”
Those allowed in closed session for this agenda items included all council members, Mayor Judy Magee, City Attorney April Dunlavy, and city labor attorney Bob Burns. Alderman Mark Doornink was excused from the meeting.
After meeting in closed session for more than two hours, the council reconvened in open session only to immediately adjourn the special meeting.
City Administrator Lisa Kotter remains on leave with pay.