New administrator for SC, Shaddox stays for a time

With the World Series in full swing, many folks are watching rosters to see who is playing, who is benched and who will pinch hit. It might be easier to follow the Giant’s roster for October than that of Shady Cove City Hall.

On Oct. 26 the council held a special meeting, which quickly adjourned to an executive session to consider the employment of a public officer, employee, staff member or individual agent. The session ran roughly from 1:35 to 3:12. When the special meeting reconvened a subcommittee compiled of Mayor Ron Holthusen and Councilor Leith Hayes was formed to make an employment agreement for Danise Brakeman. After a brief recess council moved to appoint Brakeman as City Administrator effective Nov. 15 under the terms and conditions of the contract reviewed in recess. The mayor was authorized to sign the contract. Motion passed 4/0.

During the Oct. 28 planning commission meeting Interim City Admin Dale Shaddox advised he would be staying on “a couple of months” to help Brakeman transition. So; Riker: traded, Brakeman: on deck, Shaddox: pinch hitting. The Nov. 4 council meeting should reveal who is being brought in from the bull pen to take over former Councilor Bradburn’s vacant council seat.
By Christy Pitto
Of the Independent

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