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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NOVI

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1999 AT 8:00 AM

ACTIVITIES ROOM-NOVI CIVIC CENTER-45175 W. TEN MILE ROAD

Mayor McLallen called the meeting to order at 8:20 AM

ROLL CALL: Mayor McLallen, Mayor ProTem Crawford, Council Members DeRoche-absent, Kramer, Lorenzo-absent/excused, Mutch-absent, Schmid

APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

CM-99-10-266 Moved by Crawford, seconded by Kramer; CARRIED

UNANIMOUSLY: To approve the agenda as submitted.

Vote on CM-99-10-266 Yeas: McLallen, Crawford, Kramer, Schmid

Nays: None

Absent: DeRoche, Lorenzo, Mutch

ALSO PRESENT: Craig Klaver, Assistant City Manager

AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION - None

PURPOSE OF SPECIAL MEETING:

1. City Manager Replacement Recruitment Process

Mayor McLallen indicated that Mr. Kriewall will be retiring on February 11, 2000 and this meeting is to brainstorm ideas for the hiring of a new City Manager. Mrs. Norman submitted a document on City Management Code of Ethics issued by the International City Management Association for Councils information. Mayor McLallen submitted a document regarding hiring a City Manager she obtained from the Internet and Mr. Klaver submitted the City of Novi Responsibilities and Job description of a City Manager for Council review. Council Members liked the APMM Code of Ethics Mayor from Pennsylvania that Mayor McLallen retrieved from the Internet.

The following is an outline of the brainstorming session.

APTITUDE & ATTITUDE

  • Balance of pockets of individuals vs. community as whole Balance/manage
  • Sensitive to Council individuals vs. total related in scope
  • Familiar with managing new development vs. management skills Balance/Manage
  • Use of developmental services/economic development?
  • Big picture view
  • Goal oriented Balance/Manage
  • Assessment of opportunities
  • Council communiciation-inititives and follow-up
  • Pubic speaking, presence
  • Computer literate
  • Outreaching for community individuals/participation
  • Innovative, initiative
  • Time management-Council, Council process
  • From growing city
  • Growth potential (grow personally and with city)
  • City Management Code of Ethics (City Management Code of Ethics) SEE ATTACHED

MANAGER SELECTION PROCESS

  • Job posting
  • Saturday October 16, 1999
  • Pre-screen for "top candidates (short list) who?
  • Employment contract (i.e. St. Joseph, MI) Time? /performance? /bonus? /(Charter limitations?)
  • Compensation package (upfront work compensation, education, experience
  • Farmington & Troy (interview City Managers/Council/Mayor re. Things gone right/wrong
  • Personnel "consultant"? - MML/professional advice/recommendation (Joe Fremont)

-ICMA

  • Sub-committee social, selection, recommendation

WHATS NEXT?

  • ICMA
  • MML contact & invite to discuss/review work plan, attributes & process
  • Rangeriders
  • Where to "Fish"?? Monster.com
  • Interim committee (working) and report after November 2, 1999
  • Final committee November 22, 1999

WORK PLAN

11/2 12/1 1/1 2/1

Current carry through   2/5 NLC    
Recommend structure        

Mayor Pro Tem Crawford said he would contact the Michigan Municipal League, the City of Troy and Farmington Hills to discuss with them their procedures and ideas for hiring a new City Manager.

A Special Meeting will be requested at the October 18, 1999 City Council meeting for Saturday, October 23, 1999 to discuss a work plan, attributes and process for hiring a City Manager.

Mr. Klaver will invite Joseph Fremont from the Michigan Municipal League to attend the October 23rd Special Meeting.

2. Gateway Ordinance Study Removed by Planning Department

The Planning Department removed this item. Council Members had scheduled this meeting to discuss this matter and they were disappointed that there could be no discussion on this.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business before Council, the meeting was adjourned at 10:05 AM.

 

 

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Kathleen S. McLallen Tonni L. Bartholomew

 

 

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Charlene D. Mc Lean

 

Date Approved: 11-8-99