Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Calls to city hall about Public Works Director Scott Smith remain unanswered.
Minutes from the July 11 executive session of the Wentzville Board of Aldermen confirm that Scott Smith has been removed from his position as Director of Public Works. The minutes of that meeting read as follows: Upon a motion duly made and seconded, the Board of Aldermen voted to accept the Mayor’s recommendation to remove Mr. Scott Smith from his office as Public Works Director and sever his employment relationship with the City effective Thursday, July 12, 2012, with severance in accordance with the terms of his employment agreement. On roll call, the vote was as follows: Ald. Shryock, aye Ald. Gard, aye Ald. Kross, aye Ald. Gossett, aye Ald. Stokes, aye Clerk reports five ayes. Motion carried. Ward 2 Alderman …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The city has been without a city administrator since Dianna Wright left the position in late August 2011.
The City of Wentzville issued an announcement today that the board of aldermen would hold a closed meeting tomorrow, April 20, at 4 p.m. to interview more candidates for the position of City Administrator. The city has been without a city administrator since Dianna Wright abruptly left in late August. City officials cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for Wright's resignation. She had served in the position since June 2008. Wentzville’s Director of Finance and Assistant City Administrator, Dennis Walsh, has served as the interim city administrator while the position remained unfilled. The board conducted interviews in February, when a dozen candidates were considered for the position. The administrator provides professional …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Lambi's legal fees to date are $6,671.25.
Mayor Paul Lambi has asked that an agenda item be added to tonight's Board of Aldermen meeting concerning his legal fees in a city investigation into a $15,000 check that may have constituted a conflict of interest. Lambi is requesting $6,671.25 in reimbursement. In a March 30 memo to Interim City Administrator Dennis Walsh, Lambi said that the city has already paid $41,448.71 to special council Tom Lorain. "Do you really want to send the message to City Department Heads and employees that they can use the city treasury to neutralize the Mayor if they curry enough favor of the board by simply making allegations," Lambi wrote. On March 16, Wentzville Patch posted a story about Alderman Nick Guccione's allegations that the investigation was …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Several items before the board Wednesday.
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen is slated to meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wentzville City Hall. Items on the agenda include: All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered to be routine by the Board and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately. The meeting is open to the public.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Search is now on for a replacement for Dianna Wright.
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen held a special meeting on Monday to discuss continuity of day-to-day city management and the search for a new city administrator as a result of the sudden departure last Thursday of Dianna Wright as city administrator. City officials cite "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for Wright’s departure. Wright had served as Wentzville’s city administrator since June 2008. At Monday's meeting the board directed the city’s attorney, Paul Rost, to complete implementation of the final severance provision in Wright’s contract as city administrator. The board will begin conducting a search for Wright’s replacement immediately. Until a replacement for Wright is found, Wentzville’s Director of Finance and …