Ustick is asking the council for an early release from duty. Her last day would be Aug. 11. Incoming City Manager Greg Kisela will be available for duty the following day.
The council unanimously approves a motion to allow Ustick’s early release. They also unanimously voted to allow Kisela to begin his term early.
With that said, we turn to comments from the audience.
Mr. Ward, who spoke earlier, is back to the mic.
He is telling the council that TDC funding for the parks department is something the city should be able to utilize.
“This is not temporary,” Ward says of the county’s use of city land.
Ward is showing the council a poster board that shows the work he used to do when he had the contract. Apparently Ward operates the Sandman Beach Cleaning service.
“They are sitting around trying to catch up, trying to figure this out,” he said.
“They came in here tonight and gave you guys a big show, but gave you nothing but empty promises,” Ward said. “Do not permanently go into this road with the county. This is not in our best interest.”
Former councilman Larry Williges is up to the mic. He is telling the council that temporary storage wasn’t a problem when the commercial operation cleaned the beach, but now it’s a problem with the county-run operation.
And that’s a wrap for tonight’s meeting. Thanks for following along.