Wellington City Council names Shane Shields as interim City Manager; reluctantly accepts Collins resignation

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down Life is good · 328 weeks ago Would love to see Shane Shields promoted to the position full time. He is a home town boy. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Pokesalad · 328 weeks ago I agree. We have a chance to have someone that has lived all his life here and that to me is a positive. He knows the history , the people and what it means to earn a buck and pay taxes here. I believe he would have the best interest of the people above all else. But that’s just my opinion. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Life is good · 328 weeks ago I have known Shane all my life and know he would be great for the job. He is a very wise man and knows how to budget and run a well oiled machine. He did it for years at the county level. Give him an honest observation while interim city manager. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down guest · 328 weeks ago I hope they will figure out a better pay system I paid my electric through their payment center and still got my electric shut off then the city of wellington was rude to me saying I never paid my bill I wish they would have better payment arrangements then they do some people in this town can’t afford the electric especially in the summer and they wont work with you much at all I hate to say it if someone like West star came to wellington city of wellington would close. They do this because they know we have no where else to turn. So hopefully things change with new person. Report Reply 0 replies · active 328 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — By 5-0 vote, the Wellington City Council “reluctantly” accepted the resignation of Wellington City Manager Gus Collins and named City Clerk Shane Shields as the Interim City Manager at a special meeting Thursday night.Gus CollinsCollins submitted his resignation earlier this week (see story here) which will go into effect on June 1, 2014. Shields will then take over on an interim basis while the council searches for a permanent replacement. Shields’ monetary compensation will be discussed at a later date.Council member Jan Korte made the motion after two consecutive 30-minute executive sessions to discuss personnel matters at the council chambers.Collins has been the city manager since May 2006 when he replaced Carl Myers, who resigned at the end of 2005. Wellington city went five months without a city manager as then City Clerk Rose Miller and then Director of Public Works Rod Conwell served in interim city manager capacities. The council also voted to hold a special meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the council chambers to discuss further an unspecified topic that was discussed in executive session. The council was originally going to have a work session, but Council member John Tracy said the council cannot go into executive session if it is a work session.Council member Kelly Green said she didn’t think the council would need to go in executive session on Tuesday but agreed to keep the option open. Council member Vince Wetta was absent from the Thursday meeting.Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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