Manager report will be delivered behind closed doors

Dec. 05, 2012 @ 05:43 PM

Attorney Anthony Fox plans to present his city manager analysis to Monroe City Council in closed session during their Jan. 15 meeting. 

The presentation will be made in closed session because there is personnel information in the report. It is unclear if the report will be made open to the public. 

The report was ordered by Council member Margaret Desio before the city started their hunt for a new city manager. The report, which cost $50,000, is meant to explain the high turnover rate of past city managers. 

There have been concerns that Fox, who also acts as an attorney for the board of adjustments, may have a conflict of interest. 

"Those issues have been well addressed," Fox said. "I made an appearance before the council prior to the report." 

Fox has not been the only attorney working on the report. 

"(The procedure) has been to conduct a series of interviews with not just me, but other attorneys within our firm in two person teams," Fox explained. "There has also been a review of certain documents and other information from the city." 

Fox said the process has gone smoothly. 

"It's been fine," he said. "The report's coming along well." 

The report is the first stage in the hunt for a new city manager. Wayne Herron, former city manager, resigned over the summer after taking the position in 2009.