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City manager, clerk job performance reviews on Watertown City Council agenda


The Watertown City Council will complete the job review process for City Manager Sharon A. Addison on Tuesday night.

Council members met in executive session last Monday night to discuss her job performance. On Tuesday night, they will pass a resolution that states the council concluded Ms. Addison “has performed consistent with expectations and did an excellent job this year.”

Council members also expressed the “high-energy approach to the job” she brought and “her ability to resolve issues quickly.” Recently, Ms. Addison submitted a list of her accomplishments, but it was not available on Friday.

The resolution also mentioned that Ms. Addison understands the budget challenges and key issues that the city faces in the coming year.

On Friday, Mayor Jeffrey E. Graham said both he and council members were pleased with her work. He declined to comment on what specifically was discussed during the Feb. 10 executive session, saying he does not expect he or council members will elaborate on the job performance when they vote on it Tuesday night.

Using the same process, council members also praised the job of City Clerk Ann M. Saunders, stating that she did an excellent job of carrying out her duties and serving the public. They want her to continue to improve technology in her office.

Council members will take up salary increases for the two public servants during the budget process this spring.

Until a few years ago, the City Council used a different process. They filled out questionnaires that featured different fields, but Mr. Graham said it did not adequately show how they viewed the performances and council members had reservations about discussing them publicly.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday because City Hall is closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. It starts at 7 p.m. in the third floor of City Hall, 245 Washington St.

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