The Winters City Council at their Aug. 18 meeting unanimously voted to make Shelly Gunby, the city’s Director of Financial Management, the interim City Manager.
Gunby will immediately take over the city manger duties until a permanent city manager can be hired.
“Shelly is exceptionally experienced and is the best person to help us as we search for a new city manager,” city attorney Ethan Walsh said.
Gunby will get some help in her new duties: the city council also unanimously approved hiring the city’s outgoing city manager, John W. Donlevy Jr., as a part time employee.
Donlevy will serve no longer than the end of 2020, Walsh reported to the council.
Walsh explained it was wise to re-hire Donlevy in order to let the former city manager complete several city projects he had begun.
Donelvy will make $73.98 an hour.
The council approved 24 “sweat equity” homes to be built in the new Stones Throw subdivision off of Moody Slough.
Those who purchase the affordable homes will be expected to help in their construction.
Once the development is ready to begin, the city will begin accepting applications for the homes, Donlevy reported to the council.