According to Mayor Glen Robertson the chapter dealing with former City Manager Lee Ann Dumbauld and the city is officially closed. Dumbauld will soon receive a check from the city totaling close to $351,000.
On Thursday, council voted unanimously to authorize the mayor to execute a severance agreement with the former city manager. She was fired last month.
Robertson said this settles all monies owed to Dumbauld. The agreement also has releases to both parties for any future action.
"This is behind us," Robertson said. "The check will be cut to Ms. Dumbauld and we will go down the road. My understanding is that the severance agreement kicks in because she was not fired for cause. If we had fired her for cause then the severance agreement you wouldn't have to pay for it."
Robertson said this agreement was signed in 2005. Council postponed any action on a future replacement for a city manager. Council asked staff for additional information. A permanent replacement could take 6 months to a year.