City Council Meeting 07-09-2019


JULY 09, 2019


Mayor Jeff Fritz called the emergency meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall in the Conference Room. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss a personnel matter. Those in attendance were:

Mayor Jeffrey Fritz                                   City Manager Matt Chabot

Deputy Mayor Lynn Donnelly            City Clerk Joan Devine

Alderman David Austin                          Police Chief George Merkel

Alderman David Small                             Patti Merkel

Alderman Mark Koenig                           Peter Garon

Alderman William Benton

Alderman Lowell Bertrand

Mayor Fritz reported Alderman Small would be participating in the meeting by conference telephone until his arrival in person. (Alderman Small arrived at 5:37 p.m.)

Alderman Mark Koenig moved for an executive session to discuss a personnel matter in accordance with Title 1, V.S.A., Section 313(A). The motion was seconded by Alderman Bill Benton. Deputy Mayor Lynn Donnelly advised she felt this was a mistake; Aldermen Austin and Bertrand agreed. A vote on the motion showed Aldermen Koenig, Benton and Small voting in favor; Deputy Mayor Lynn Donnelly and Aldermen Austin and Bertrand were all opposed. Mayor Jeffrey Fritz voted in favor to break the tie. City Manager Chabot and Clerk/Treasurer Devine were invited to stay. The remaining visitors departed at this time. At 6:30 p.m. Alderman Benton moved to adjourn the executive session, seconded by Alderman Bertrand with all voting in favor.

At 6:30 p.m. Alderman Bertrand moved to adjourn the emergency meeting, seconded by Alderman Small, with all voting in favor.

Respectfully submitted,

Vergennes City Clerk