Minutes Special Meeting October 14, 2015


October 14, 2015

     The City Council of the City of Fayette, Iowa, met in special session in the council chambers at City Hall, on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at 7 p.m. pursuant to law and rules of said council, Mayor Andrew Wenthe presiding.

     Roll call: Present - Council members Boberg (on speaker phone), McGrane, Nefzger and Sorensen. Absent – Patrick.  

     Moved McGrane, seconded Nefzger, to approve the agenda as posted. All ayes, carried.

     Moved Nefzger, seconded McGrane, to discuss the hiring of Richard Pisanti, Florida, as the new Police Chief. All ayes to discuss. Mayor Wenthe explained that the Police Chief Search Committee recommended Richard Pisanti and a law enforcement panel, made up of the Fayette County Sheriff, the Fayette County Chief Deputy, the Oelwein Police Chief and the West Union Police Chief, also recommended him. He added that all the background checks came back with no issues and Richard passed the tests that are required by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.

     The Mayor said by having this special meeting, Pisanti could start working in Fayette two weeks earlier than if the council had waited until the regular meeting on Monday, Oct. 19th, to approve his hiring. Pisanti’s start date will be November 9th or very close to that date.

     Moved McGrane, seconded Nefzger, to hire Richard Pisanti as the new Fayette Police Chief at a salary of $55,000. Three voted aye, Boberg nay, motion approved. 

     There being no further business, moved Nefzger, unanimous, to adjourn at 7:12 p.m., carried.

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