City of Ocean Springs

    Minutes - July 25, 2019 - 6:00 pm Special Call Meeting

    SPECIAL CALL MEETING JULY 25, 2019

    Be it remembered that the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Ocean Springs met in a Special Call meeting at City Hall in the City of Ocean Springs at 5:30 p.m. on July 25, 2019.  The Mayor presiding, Aldermen Gill, Authement, Bellman, Cox, Papania, Blackman and Impey were present. Also present were City Clerk Patty Gaston, City Attorney Kevin Melichi, Human Resource Director Mindy McDowell and members of the Civil Service Commission.

    Let the minutes reflect that proper notice of the meeting was provided to all Aldermen via email and that the notice was posted at City Hall and online within one hour of the meeting being called.

    The Mayor called the meeting to order.

    The Special Call Meeting is for the purpose of any and all matters pertaining to conducting interviews of potential candidates for the vacant Fire Chief position and accept the resignation of Purchasing/Accounting Assistant Ryheen Brown.

    Motion was made by Alderman Blackman, seconded by Alderman Papania and unanimously carried to accept the resignation of Purchasing/Accounting Assistant Ryheen Brown effective August 9, 2019 and start the replacement process.

    Motion was made by Alderman Blackman, seconded by Alderman Gill and unanimously carried to go into closed session to determine the necessity of going into executive session.

    Motion was made by Alderman Gill, seconded by Alderman Blackman and unanimously carried to remain in executive session to conduct interviews for the vacant Fire Chief positon.

    After four telephone interviews, the decision was made to interview more candidates next week.

    Motion was made by Alderman Blackman, seconded by Alderman Gill and unanimously carried to come out of executive session.

    Motion was made by Alderman Gill, seconded by Alderman Bellman and unanimously carried to adjourn the Special Call meeting.

    The meeting ended at 6:43 p.m.

    _/s/Patty Gaston _________                     __/s/Shea Dobson_________
    City Clerk                                                  Mayor

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