After an executive session tonight, the mayor read an ordinance that announced a settlement of the lawsuit with former police chief Jim Reinhold. The ordinance appropriates $125,000 to settle the issue. Reinhold had originally filed a claim for damages of $1.65 million.
After some discussion, the town attorney drafted a resolution to approve the settlement agreement, which was read into the record by the mayor. The ordinance will come back to the next meeting on November 3rd for a second reading and public comment. It wasn't clear if the resolution would also have a second reading.
There was much more that happened at the meeting tonight, including new direction on the issue of a mayor. We had a couple of stirring speeches and tense exchanges. I'll get it all transcribed and up as soon as I can.