CITY OF OVERBROOK
MINUTES SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING MAY 14, 2007
MEMBERS PRESENT: Dorthy Chikly, Bob Sisson, Larry Coursen,
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
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
APPROVED: June 13, 2007