City manager search, spending ordinance on Marco Island council docket Monday

Devan Patel
Marco Eagle
File: Marco Island City Hall.

Now that the deadline has passed, the Marco Island City Council will get to work on whittling down the list of candidates for its city manager position.

The City Council has now been tasked with coming up with a list of finalists after the city received 60 applications in total prior to the March 22 deadline.

Once the council selects its finalists, it will take at least 30 days to complete background checks before inviting them to Marco Island and conducting interviews.

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As was the case last year, finalists come to Marco Island for a three-day period in which they will meet with key personnel and have interviews with councilors individually before having a public interview as part of a special City Council meeting.

Interviews for finalists have tentatively been scheduled for May 15-17.

If council is prepared to make a selection after the special meeting, Chairperson Erik Brechnitz and City Attorney Alan Gabriel will then begin negotiations on a contract with the selected candidate.

The goal for the council is to have a candidate ready to start by August.

Monday will also see the council will vote on the first reading of an ordinance that would require a supermajority for capital expenditures greater than 10 percent of the average of the past four years of general fund revenue.

Councilor Jared Grifoni spearheaded this initiative and noted that voters were supportive of a similar action in both state legislative chambers for increasing taxes in voting for Amendment 5.

Also of note, the City Council will discuss the first reading of an ordinance that will require developers holding neighborhood meetings for high impact projects and site improvement plans.

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