Bunnell commissioners unanimously voted to hire Alvin Jackson as their next manager for $82,000 and a purposefully restrained severance package that contrasts with Palm Coast’s experience.
Flagler Beach commissioners have zeroed in on Joe Gerrity and Larry Newsom as their next city manager, but haven’t mustered the super-majority they need to offer the job to either.
Bunnell City Manager Armando Martinez applied for the Melbourne job one or two months ago. Commissioner John Rogers wants a special meeting of the commission to discuss Martinez’s contract in light of the revelation.
Caryn Miller, the former Flagler Beach Community Redevelopment Agency director, and Scott Janke, whose wife’s porn-star flicks cost him a job and subsequent candidacies, are candidates for Polk City’s $60,000-a-year job.
Taking the kind of decisive inaction it’s famous for, the city commission turned back an attempt by Commissioner Jane Mealy to stick by the commission’s pledge last year to discuss the issue in January.
The Flagler Beach City Commission appointed Bruce Campbell acting manager beginning Jan. 2. He hasn’t officially been told in writing. But being an employee already, he wasn’t necessarily supposed to be told.
In yet another raucous meeting, the Flagler Beach city commission couldn’t muster the votes to hire Bruce Campbell outright, so it settled for hiring him as acting manager beginning in January.
Edward Sealover has taken a job in Georgia, Gary Word is negotiating terms with Green Cove Springs, leaving Bruce Campbell the choice by default. The question is: will the Flagler Beach City Commission take it?
This time, Commissioner Joy McGrew, piped in by phone from North Carolina, asked for the decision to be delayed until her return. The vote was moved to Oct. 28.
Caryn Miller’s appointment was a compromise to enable the commission to have an acting manager without being locked into making a more consequential decision involving Bruce Campbell.