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May 14- Overbrook Council Minutes


CITY OF OVERBROOK

MINUTES SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MAY 14, 2007

MEMBERS PRESENT: Dorthy Chikly, Bob Sisson, Larry Coursen, Don Schultz,
Tadd Goodyear, Mayor Jack Young.
OTHERS PRESENT: Michael Coffman, City Attorney. There were numerous citizens present,
too many to list names. Mayor Young called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. Roll was called. The mayor stated that the meeting had been called for the purpose of discussing police services for the City of Overbrook with the City Attorney, Michael Coffman, present.EXECUTIVE SESSION: Larry Coursen moved to go into executive session with Michael Coffman present to discuss attorney-client privileged matters for a period of 15 minutes. Tadd Goodyear seconded; motion carried 5-0. The meeting was closed at 7:05 PM. At 7:15 PM Mayor Young called the meeting back to order.
Larry Coursen made a motion, seconded by Bob Sisson, to go back into executive session for 1 hour, starting at 7:20 PM. Motion carried 5-0.
OPEN MEETING: The mayor called the meeting back to open session at 8:20 PM. Michael Coffman made a statement to the citizens who were present to explain the situation. Coffman said that no members of the police department had been fired as a result of the council’s voting not to re-appoint them at the May 9th meeting. At the moment, all the officers with the exception of Everette Dannar are still employed and can return to work if they so choose. Officer Dannar was present at the May 9th meeting and had been told that he no longer had a job since he hadn’t been re-appointed. Coffman explained that there had been some confusion about the statute for appointments of city officers, and that Dannar still has a job, and is considered to be suspended with pay at this time.
Coffman also told the audience that Chief Harmison will be given the opportunity to return to work following the meeting.
At this time Michael Blood came forward and asked Mayor Young, Bob Sisson, Larry Coursen and Tadd Goodyear to resign. Each declined. Blood then showed the council a letter he’d prepared about circulating a petition asking for a recall election for Mayor Young, and council members Coursen and Sisson. Goodyear was not included in the recall petition as he has not served long enough to be recalled.
ADJOURNMENT: Larry Coursen moved to adjourn at 8:30 PM. Tadd Goodyear seconded; meeting was adjourned. Respectfully submitted, Cheryl L. Brown
City Clerk
APPROVED: June 13, 2007