City commissioners still haven't reached consensus on the performance of longtime city manager Mike Wildgen.
Commissioners this morning took the unusual step of calling for a third day of closed-door meetings to discuss Wildgen's annual evaluation. Wildgen has been the city's top administrator since 1990.
"I can't tell people what to read into this," Mayor Boog Highberger said. "What I would say is that the city manager's evaluation is one of the more important jobs that we do. We want to be thorough."
City commissioners did not set a time to meet again. Highberger, though, said it likely would be before the end of the week. He said commissioners may set a date at Tuesday's city commission meeting.
Commissioners throughout the year have had several tough questions for Wildgen and staff members regarding the city's ability to plan and handle growth, particularly in the northwest area where there are concerns the city's sewer system is inadequate for planned development.
Highberger declined to go into detail about whether Wildgen's job was in jeopardy or whether the review was only focused on improvements that needed to be made.
Other commissioners also declined to go into specifics about Wildgen's performance.
Wildgen said he had no problem with the commission taking extra time to do his evaluation. Wildgen also said speculation that the delay in completing the evaluation was to give him time to contemplate resigning was incorrect.
"I don't have any announcement to make," Wildgen said.