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No decision on interim city manager for Carbondale

Council met Wednesday for a special meeting. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) Council met Wednesday for a special meeting. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
City councilman Navreet Kang (right) and Adam Loos (left).  (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) City councilman Navreet Kang (right) and Adam Loos (left). (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
Carbondlae Mayor Mike Henry. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) Carbondlae Mayor Mike Henry. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
City Council meets entered closed session Wednesday that lasted nearly four hours. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) City Council meets entered closed session Wednesday that lasted nearly four hours. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

The Carbondale City Council failed to reach a decision on hiring an interim city manager during council's second round of an hours long closed session Wednesday.

"We closed our meeting just before midnight," Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry said in a statement. "Nothing to report yet but we are making progress."

Council spent nearly four hours in closed session on both October 6 and October 7. Mayor Henry said members interviewed candidates and reviewed applications.

The search was sparked after City Manager Kevin Baity resigned on October 1 at request of the council that cited poor performance. Baity remains on paid administrative leave as city lawyers mull over Baity's contract and terms of separation.

Mayor Henry said talks will continue but it's not likely council will meet again this week.

"No more meetings until next week. And maybe not even then," Henry said in a statement. "Next meeting could very well be on the next city council meeting."

Mayor Henry said he wants to move quickly on filling this position but it will take all of council to make a decision.

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