Another closed session with Mammoth Town Manager

mltc1_23Tuesday, the Mammoth Town Council met in a special meeting closed session with Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht. The agenda says the session was to “consider evaluation of a public employee: Town Manager.” Council members have so far declined to comment. Another special meeting closed session with Wilbrecht is now scheduled for Thursday at 3pm. That agenda says the Council will consider appointment of a Town Manager. It also says the Council will consider “discipline/ dismissal/ release of a public employee.”

When asked about the closed session and the status of the Town Manager, Mayor Matthew Lehman said, “I can’t comment on anything right now.”

Mayor Pro Tem Rick Wood said there would be further review of the Town Manager on Thursday. Asked if Mr. Wilbrecht were leaving Town employ or changing his job in some way, Wood said, “I can’t confirm or deny that. It’s up to him.”

Wood said he knows there are a lot of rumors and speculation, but he said the Council is “evaluating the Town Manager as we normally do and should, particularly now with the events of the last year. We’re evaluating his performance,” said Wood.

Wood said the Council is having conversations with and about the Town Manager. He said, “It relates to his role in the re-structuring we’re going through. The re-structuring is causing a lot of anxiety.” Wood said the five-year budget approved is the final story. He said the Town told the Bankruptcy Judge that they would look at the Town and “get the most bang for the buck.” Wood said the process has been painful but productive.

We have placed calls to Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht, and at news time had not heard back.

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24 Responses to Another closed session with Mammoth Town Manager

  1. Ken Warner February 1, 2013 at 3:28 am #

    Lots of vague innuendo — absolutly no “Facts”.

    Don’t hold back — tell us what you know…

  2. SkiJohn January 31, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

    Dave needs to go. We don’t need 2 managers, and from what I gather he’s always on vacation anyway.

    • purplepeopleeater January 31, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

      He’s there more than MMM. Just sayin’

      • Big Bill January 31, 2013 at 6:29 pm #

        Good point.

      • SkiJohn January 31, 2013 at 11:26 pm #

        PurplePeopleEater (love the name) he’s actually not because he’s on vacation all the time. Look at the town council meeting records. I also have friends who work for the town who say he’s never there. MMM, who doesn’t even live here, is present more than Dave is. Sorry, Dave is liked by more people, but I can clearly see MMM cares about her job more and seems more invested in our town. Dave strikes me as a guy who’s doing his time until he can retire.

    • upthecreek January 31, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

      just puttin in the time until the big pay day..
      pensions for everyone,,,

    • just sayin February 1, 2013 at 8:56 am #

      @ Ski John
      You’re wrong MMM is the one who is missing in action. She hasn’t been in Mammoth since Christmas time.The Town needs one manager and it isn’t MMM. She will be sucking this town dry with the salary they are going to pay her to be the interim Town Manager. Can you say 1K per day. Where’s the Council finding that kind of scratch? Maybe a Bellgate? Sounds like someone or a few someones need to be checked into.

      just sayin

      • SkiJohn February 1, 2013 at 11:07 am #

        Good points, Just Sayin. What should we do when that’s the going rate for a town manager’s salary? If it’s industry norm, no one will want the job if we don’t pay them what other cities pay. Have you read the Sheet this morning? Front page article on how many days off Dave has taken. It’s appalling.

        • Saw this one comming February 3, 2013 at 12:03 am #

          300k is not the going rate for a town this small!

  3. Inside Job January 31, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Two very good employees have recently quit because things are so bad in the Town Office with MMM and Wilbrect. One was a senior planner and the other was the assistant to the Town Manager.

    They had good, well paying jobs and they could not take it any more. Perhaps someone else is filing a hostile work environment law suit?

    • The next CAO? January 31, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

      It’s becoming more and more evident that based upon some inside talk, MMM is as ruthless and wiley as they come. And to top it off … doesn’t even live in Mammoth.
      Wouldn’t that be a hoot if our wonderful elected officials in their infinite wisdom, make her the next CAO?
      She does a mean power-point presentation after all. That should stand for something.
      Lots of graphs. Lots of confusing numbers.
      You can fool some of the people some of the time …all of the people…

      Amazing! Absolutely effing amazing!

    • Inside Job January 31, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

      Make that three good employees. Another one just left.

    • SkiJohn January 31, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

      Don’t let the door hit them on the way out. There are plenty of qualified people who would love to live in Mammoth and get paid their salaries, even with the “stress” they have been under. No sympathy here. When someone makes $100k+ a year, they have changes and stress that come with it. Good luck to them.

  4. NotDigginIT January 30, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

    Word is, Eastman was the only one who supported dumping MMM. But Observer, I agree with the rest of your comments. The employees and the community will be the ones who suffer for the council’s arrogance.

    • Hatchet-men January 31, 2013 at 11:27 am #

      In the corporate world, during bad times, hatchet-men are hired to “trim the fat” then they move on. In this case, where taxpayers’ money is involved, it seems inconceivable that no attempt has been made to lower the highest salaries (as a good faith example) of those in power, yet perfectly okay to fire underlings to pay for the airport mess.

      • Big AL February 1, 2013 at 12:02 am #

        I agree Hatchet

  5. upthecreek January 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    govt. gone WILD

  6. Observer January 30, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    There is even more going on behind the scenes at all levels in the Town. In my opinion, everything can be traced back to the arrogance and culpability of Mr. Wood and Mr. Eastman. There is no place in our community for their on-going dishonesty and oversized egos. Don’t be fooled by the facade these two portray (along with MMM and the weekly BS that is printed in the Mammoth Times) – things are a mess behind the scenes and the honest, hard working, and caring individuals are the ones paying the price… our community deserves better.

    • Saw this one comming January 30, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

      You are probably correct. What I really want to know is that if Wilbrect for the most part did what he was told to by his superiors (council) then I wonder what has been asked of him that he would not do?
      It is very clear from Wood’s comment to Sierra Wave that it in Wilbrects court. Then one needs to think what hypocrite Wood and others might be. They let those other buffoons off the hook that cost the town Millions and millions , and we will be paying the price for years to come.


      Clowns I tell you,

      This is the personal opinion of the

    • Ken Warner January 31, 2013 at 4:41 am #

      I would like more details on the mess you refer to.

    • Go to the source January 31, 2013 at 10:52 am #

      Why do people continue to vote for Wood and Eastman?

    • Observer January 31, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

      I guess I don’t have an exclusive claim on this handle, but I have used “Observer” on this website for the past year, and am not the author of the above post.

  7. Saw this one comming January 30, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    Who did not see this coming.
    I hope we all get to hear the truth on this as I prefer not to speculate.

    • The Medium's the message January 31, 2013 at 7:03 am #

      What about the Mammoth Times’ “People of the Year” award?


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