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City manager takes unpaid leave over hiring of consultant

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 reports that it had found ...

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Group petitioning for change in form of government

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 power than in most other ...

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City manager's firing stands, will get back pay

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 a 4-3 vote the city ...

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Coast city fires manager; no reason given

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 over Runnels’ job in the ...

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