EMERGENCY CITY COUNCIL MEETING
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.
Vergennes City Clerk