As 2005 draws to a close, the issue of city management still very much up in the air. If Jerry Moss, clearly the council’s top or only pick, declines the offer, where should the council go from there? Let us know your thoughts on this or any other topic. We’re here to listen.
The Henderson City Council unanimously approved a motion to allow Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert to sign a interim water storage contract.
The Henderson City Council voted unanimously to offer Jerry L. Moss the position of Interim City Manager.
The City Council meets tonight at 5:00 p.m. for its special meeting. As most of you are aware by now, the council is slated to vote on the recommendation of Jerry L. Moss as Interim City Manager that will be made by the newly-created Search and Transition Committee. Let us know your feelings about this or anything else on our open line.
The Search and Transition Committee met yesterday for the purpose of discussing applications for the position of Interim City Manager. According to The Daily Dispatch, retired veteran city employee Jerry L. Moss will get the tap at Friday’s special City Council meeting for the job. Will the council approve him, or will this be yet another point of contention? Let us know your thoughts and speculations below on this or any other topic.
Will the Search and Transition Committee come to a decision today? Will there be a special City Council meeting on Friday to appoint an interim City Manager? Let us know your thoughts and speculations, or tell us whatever else is on your mind.
Our story so far: Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert and his intrepid band of space travellers, former City Council members Harriette Butler, John Wester, and Mike Rainey crash-land on a strange planet 2,000 years after their space ship, the U.S.S. Search Committee, left Henderson. Butler died in cold sleep.
We hope that you had a merry Christmas. For those who celebrate Kwanzaa, you’re probably aware that it begins today. It’s also the second day of Hanukah. If we missed something, let us know.
For those of you who have just emerged from a cave, today is Christmas Eve, which means that tomorrow must be Christmas Day. Also, Hanukah begins at sundown on Sunday. Between moments of peace, love, and joy with friends and family, let us know what’s on your mind.
The kids are bouncing off of the walls in sugar-fuelled excitement, the needles are already dropping off of the tree, and Wal-Mart reminds us of Arkham Asylum from the old Batman comics. Is it more than you can stand? We’re here to help on our Friday open line.
City Attorney John Zollicoffer began this portion of Monday night’s meeting of the Henderson City Council by advising the council that those outside of city government cannot be privy to job applications. They way around it, he told the council, is to name outsiders to a search committee and designate that committee as an official body of the city so it can review personnel records.
At Monday night’s City Council meeting, Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert announced that meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. beginning with the first January meeting.
Earlier, the article “von Williams, family, accuse SRO” reported that Deryl von Williams had stated that attorney Mike Satterwhite had contacted Judge Henry Banks. This was a factual error. In fact, von Williams reported that juvenile intake officer Terry Satterwhite had contacted Judge Henry Banks. We apologize to Mr. Mike Satterwhite for this mistake.
Including today, there are three shopping days until Christmas; four if you count convenience stores on Sunday morning. If you wait that long, though, you’re probably in trouble. Vent your troubles here on our open line.
Former write-in candidate for City Council Deryl von Williams brought a complaint against the school resource officer at Henderson Middle School to Monday evening’s council meeting.
Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert announced to the City Council at Monday night’s meeting that a new water storage contract has been presented by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Today is the last day of school before the holiday break. All Vance County schools dismiss early today (at different times), so don’t forget to pick up the kids! Anything on your mind? Let it out here on Wednesday’s open line.
Do you have a story about someone in public safety who affected your life for the better? Tell us about it or anything else that’s on your mind.
Henderson Fire Department Fire Fighter Brad Knutson was presented the city’s Medal of Valor by Fire Chief Danny Wilkerson at Monday evening’s City Council meeting.
Scene 1 (Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert is seated in the cockpit of a spaceship. His feet are propped up on the dashboard as he speaks into the computer, making his last log entry before going into suspended animation.)