SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
COUNCIL CHAMBERS – CITY HALL
1000 CITY CENTER CIRCLE
MAY 8, 2012
THE SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING of the City of Port Orange was called to order by Mayor Allen Green at 5:34 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
Roll Call: Present: Councilman Bob Ford
Councilman Donald Burnette
Councilman Dennis Kennedy
Vice Mayor Bob Pohlmann
Mayor Allen Green
Also Present: Kenneth W. Parker, City Manager
Margaret T. Roberts, City Attorney
Robin Fenwick, Deputy City Clerk
CITY MANAGER SELECTION PROCESS (RICHARD KELTON)
Richard Kelton, Range Rider for Port Orange area, spoke to Council regarding the City Manager Selection process. Mayor Green asked Mr. Kelton to provide an overview of the Range Rider program. Mr. Kelton advised that the Range Riders are all volunteers; they are retired County and City Managers; they can be as involved or un-involved as the Council desires. He will review the applications and rank them for review by City Council. City Council will then narrow it down further for interviews.
Vice Mayor Pohlmann asked for his experience working with Citizen's Committees. Mr. Kelton said none of the cities he has worked with have used a Citizen's Committee, but they can provide valuable input.
Councilman Burnette is concerned with the timeline. Mr. Kelton believes there is enough time if they stay on track. Councilman Burnette believes it would be beneficial if the new manager had time to work with Mr. Parker. Mr. Kelton said there can only be one City Manager at a time. Mr. Parker reminded Council that he has offered his services free of charge for consulting with the new manager.
Councilman Ford expressed a citizen's concern with being able to review the applications that are not chosen by the Range Rider for the final steps. Mr. Kelton advised that the applications will be gathered by the City staff and will be open to the public.
Mayor Green asked Mr. Kelton to provide a scoring rubric. Mr. Kelton said he could provide that to Council.
Councilman Kennedy wants a City Manager with good financial skills.
Councilman Burnette agrees and also wants someone who is experienced in redevelopment.
Councilman Ford asked if it is possible for a candidate to not be a member of ICMA and be a finalist. Mr. Kelton said yes, it is possible.
Council has until August when the publication goes out, to determine the qualifications for the new City Manager.
Mr. Parker asked Council if the calendar provided by Mr. Kelton is acceptable. Consensus is yes. Mr. Parker said the next step is developing a job profile. Mr. Kelton advised Council to determine the salary range for similar sized cities, as well as other local Managers.
ADJOURNMENT: 6:04 P.M.
Mayor Allen Green
Kenneth W. Parker, City Manager