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City Council Minutes 02/09/2009
Date:  February 6, 2009
TO:     WJBD Radio
Salem Times Commoner
        Centralia Sentinel
Cc:     Mayor and City Council
           City Manager
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
OF SALEM CITY COUNCIL

PURSUANT TO THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, notice is hereby given that the Salem City Council will meet at 6:00 p.m., Monday, February 9, 2009 in the Council Chambers of Salem City Hall, 101 South Broadway Salem, Illinois, for the following purpose:  
To Enter into Closed Session to discuss the continued employment or dismissal of City Manager, Thomas F. Christie.  At the conclusion of the closed session the City Council may take action regarding the continued employment or dismissal of the City Manager in open session.  
CITY OF SALEM, ILLINOIS
____________________________
Jane Marshall, City Clerk

Dated this 6th day of February 2009.        
(Seal)
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MINUTES
CITY OF SALEM
SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING
FEBRUARY 9, 2009
6:00 P.M.

I.      Call To Order
The Salem City Council met in special session on February 9, 2009, at the hour of 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Salem City Hall to Enter into Closed Session to discuss the continued employment or dismissal of City Manager, Thomas F. Christie.  At the conclusion of the closed session the City Council may take action regarding the continued employment or dismissal of the City Manager in open session.  
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Leonard E. Ferguson who read the Notice of Special Meeting.    
Council Members present upon roll call:
Councilman Tom Carr
Councilman Harold Blank
Councilman David Black   
Councilman Joe Hotze
Mayor Leonard E. Ferguson
Others Present:
City Manager Thomas F. Christie
City Attorney Michael R. Jones  
City Clerk Jane Marshall
Assistant to City Manager Bev West
Economic Development Director Tracey McDaneld
Media: Salem Times Commoner, WJBD Radio,
Centralia Sentential – arrived after closed session
along with several members of the public.

II.     Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance
Opening prayer led by Councilman Carr, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.  

III.    City Council Action
1.       Executive Session:  
At 6:02 p.m. Councilman Black moved and Councilman Blank seconded the motion to enter into Closed Session to discuss the continued employment or dismissal of City Manager, Thomas F. Christie.   Roll call vote:  AYES:  Councilmen Blank, Black, Carr, and Hotze.  NAYS: None.  Motion declared carried.   

Council returned to Open Session at 6:55 p.m.  Mayor Ferguson reported that it was the consensus of the City Council to retain City Manager Thomas F. Christie.  

IV.     ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business for discussion, Councilman Black moved, and Councilman Blank seconded the motion to adjourn.  Roll call vote:  AYES:  Councilmen Blank, Black, Carr and Hotze.   NAYS:  None  Motion declared carried.   


Jane Marshall, CMC
City Clerk

Approved by City Council on February 17, 2009.