In what council president Kristina Harrison called a “final offer,” city council members authorized Mayor Dave Drovetta to sign an agreement with Cheryl Harrison-Lee to become Gardner City Administrator.
Council members retreated to chambers for 25 minutes during the May 21 meeting for an executive session to discuss personnel matters.
The council agreed to formally offer the vacant city administrator position a few weeks ago. Since then, they’ve met a few times in executive session likely hammering out contract details.
The position has been vacant for more than a year, since the departure of Stewart Fairburn in February 2011.
Assistant City Administrator Melissa Mundt’s last day is set for May 23.
‘Final offer’ made to new administrator