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Vale council schedules special meeting concerning city manager

VALE – The Vale City Council has called a special closed-door meeting for Thursday evening to discuss the fate of its recently-hired city manager, Alan Daniels.

The city announced the executive session would be held to discuss personnel matters. The public isn’t allowed to attend such sessions.

Mayor Mike McLaughlin couldn’t be reached for comment but others said Daniels’ performance will be under review.

He was offered the position in a unanimous council vote Dec. 18 at a salary of $72,000. He started Jan. 8, succeeding Lynn Findley.

Daniels came to the Vale position after five years with the city of Ontario as airport manager and in the public works department. He then worked for the state Department of Environmental Quality.

“He is taking actions without council approval that need to be discussed,” said Councilman . . .