Mayor takes issue with description of mayor’s duties in proposed manual

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Mayor Josh Ray and Lebanon City Council discuss the proposed personnel manual during a council work session Thursday night at City Hall.


The Lebanon City Council worked on revisions to its new proposed personnel manual in a work session meeting Thursday night.

The manual has been controversial, with Mayor Josh Ray complaining that it takes away some of the mayor’s appointment powers and gives them to the city administrator.

Mayor Ray did say that he believed all department heads should be brought to city council for approval.

Ray also pointed to the description of the mayor’s duties in the proposed manual.

“It talks about that the mayor is the head of the city government for all legal and ceremonial purposes, which makes me chuckle a little, I think it’s a little more involved than that,” he said.

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