City of Ocean Springs

    Minutes - July 31, 2019 - 6:00 pm Special Call Meeting

    SPECIAL CALL MEETING JULY 31, 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 31, 2019.  The Mayor presiding, Aldermen Gill, Authement, Bellman, Cox, Papania, Blackman and Impey were present. Also present were City Clerk Patty Gaston, Human Resources Director Mindy McDowell and members of Civil Service Commission. City Attorney Kevin Melichi arrived at 5:35 p.m. and joined the meeting.

    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.

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

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

    Motion was made by Alderman Gill, seconded by Alderman Blackman and unanimously carried hold a second interview for the top three candidates; McCoy, O’Neal and Heath.

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

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

    The meeting ended at 7:30 p.m.

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

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