Posts Tagged ‘city manager’

City sets deadline for construction of Ocean Expo

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville has told Moby Solangi, the executive director of Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, to start construction of Ocean Expo Aquarium by March or abandon his plans. City manager Bobby Eleuterius tells The Sun Herald the notice from the city gives Solangi a deadline of March 13 to start building […] [...]

Former supervisor named city manager; replaces Janus

D’IBERVILLE — Former Harrison County Supervisor Bobby Eleuterius has been D’Iberville city manager. The Sun Herald reports the vote was unanimous at yesterday’s City Council meeting and passed without any discussion. Sharron Perkins, the city’s chief financial officer, has served as acting city manager since Michael Janus was fired from the job in March. Eleuterius […] [...]

MDEQ freezes city’s grant as probe at DMR continues

by Associated Press Published: February 11,2013

Tags: beach, city government, city manager, environment, grant, invesitgation, investugation, land, leave, marine, property, real estate, state agency

D’IBERVILLE — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has frozen a $3 million grant to see how D’Iberville is using the money. MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur tells The Sun Herald the order was issued Jan. 28. The grant was for work at the Ocean Expo Aquarium. There may be concerns about a conflict of interest. […] [...]

Comptroller to serve as city manager folowing Janus’ leave

by Associated Press Published: February 8,2013

Tags: city government, city manager, comptroller, consultant, consulting, leave

D’IBERVILLE — City comptroller Sharron Perkins has been appointed interim city manager during a special D’Iberville City Council meeting. The Sun Herald reports city attorney W. Fred Hornsby III asked the council if she should receive the same pay and benefits as had Michael Janus, who announced at Tuesday’s council meeting he was taking an […] [...]

City manager takes unpaid leave over hiring of consultant

by Associated Press Published: February 7,2013

Tags: aquarium, city government, city manager, consultant, consulting, hiring practies, leave, municipal, municipality

D’IBERVILLE — Mayor Rusty Quave says city manager Michael Janus is on a voluntary indefinite, unpaid leave of absence. Janus, reading from a statement Tuesday at the D’Iberville City Council meeting, says he was taking the step because of questions raised about consultant hiring practices that didn’t appear to follow standard procedures. The Sun Herald […] [...]

Group petitioning for change in form of government

by Associated Press Published: March 21,2012

Tags: city manager, elections, executive branch, government, mayor, municipal government, petition, voters, votes, Voting

D’IBERVILLE — A group of D’Iberville residents is starting a petition drive to change the city’s form of government from council-manager to one where the mayor wields more power. The city currently operates under a form of government where the appointed city manager makes many of the major decisions and the elected mayor has less […] [...]

City manager’s firing stands, will get back pay

by Associated Press Published: November 16,2011

Tags: back pay, city manager, firing, insurance, municipal government, termination

GAUTIER — The city of Gautier will pay former City Manager Sidney Runnels back pay dating from Oct. 4-Nov. 15 and grant him 12 weeks of medical leave. The Mississippi Press reports the city council also agreed Tuesday to reimburse Runnells for a nearly $1,400 insurance payment that he made after he was fired. On […] [...]

Coast city fires manager; no reason given

by Associated Press Published: October 6,2011

Tags: city manager, fired, municipal government, termination

GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has fired City Manager Sidney Runnels. Mayor Tommy Fortenberry would not give a reason for Runnels’ dismissal. The action came during a closed-door meeting of the council Tuesday. Fortenberry says the city will begin its search for a new manager immediately. He says city attorney Robert Ramsey will take […] [...]

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