CLOSED SESSION: Council interviews Interim Town Manager candidates

The Mammoth Lakes Town Council on Wednesday, Sept. 18, began the process of finding a new Town Manager, but details were hard to come by.

Meeting in a marathon closed session in advance of its regular, public meeting, council members interviewed prospects for an interim town manager, according to Mayor Rick Wood.

Wood did not say how many candidates there were, or who they were.

The council is interviewing interim candidates in the wake of the resignation of Marianna Marysheva-Martinez, whose resignation was accepted byt he council earlier in September, also in closed session.

The process by which her position will be filled permanently is to find an interim town manager—currently the post is held by Police Chief Dan Watson—who would then lead the effort in finding a full-time manager.

The council did not announce what the terms of the interim position might be, such as salary or any other conditions.

Normally the council meets in closed session for about an hour before the regular session, but this closed meeting began at 2 p.m.

Unable to finish its business on a lengthy closed session agenda, the council then re-convened its closed meeting after the regular meeting, which began at 6 p.m.

Officially, the council announced it had nothing to report.