Council Terminates City Manager’s Contract

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The Monday, November 28 City Council Meeting opened with a public hearing for adoption of Ordinance 2011-25 that included a change of Zone by Bob Nash of Bob Nash Associates on behalf of Patricia Arost. The ordinance allows an amendment to the zoning map of the City of Milford by rezoning 1.76 +/- Acres from C-1 (Community/Neighborhood Commercial) to C-3 (Highway Commercial) at 837 S. DuPont Boulevard in Milford, which is commonly known as the Music Center; Tax Map 1-30-3.15-11.00. The Planning Commission recommended approval of the application to the Mayor and City Council .  City Council voted unanimously to approve the rezoning.

Under unfinished business, Mayor Rogers presented the  Certificate of Results for the November 19, 2011 City of Milford Special Election for adoption of Ordinance 2011-26, Approval of Borrowing DWSRF Loan for Washington Street Treatment Facility.  City Council unanimously voted to accept and move forward with the loan.

Under new business City Manager David Baird requested a transfer from the Assessment Department, Accounts 101-1085-417.50-90 (Training-$1000), 101-1085-417.60-10 (Supplies- $500), and 101-1085-417.60-11 (General Expense-$500) Totaling $2000, to the Computer, Account #101-1045-429.60-12. This will allow the Enforcement & Inspection department to purchase a computer. City Council voted to unanimously approve the transfer.

The City of Milford approved the Certificate Requesting the Termination of the Existence of the City of Milford Parking Authority. City Council unanimously accepted the termination request.

During the Executive Session of last night’s City Council meeting the renewal of City Manager David Baird’s contract was up for discussion. Since both parties could not agree to the terms of the contract City Council voted to terminate Mr. Baird’s contract.  In a 7-1 vote, Councilman Owens voting no, City Council voted to terminate his contract, effective immediately. More details about the Executive Session and the position of City Manager  will be detailed as more information surfaces.

The next City Council Meeting will be held on Monday, December 12 at 7pm at City Hall.