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September 22, 2012
GM contract on Utilities Commission agenda
WILLMAR -- The Labor Committee will recommend the Municipal Utilities Commission approve the employment contract with Wesley Hompe as general manager. The contract will be considered when the commission meets at 11:45 a.m. Monday in the auditorium at the utilities building, 700 Litchfield...
September 22, 2012 - 12:00am
August 14, 2012
Semifinalists to be interviewed for Willmar, Minn., utility GM position
WILLMAR -- Interviews will be held Wednesday with semifinalists for the Willmar Municipal Utilities general manager position. After they have met with each of the candidates, members of the Utilities Commission plan to winnow the field to two or three finalists. The hope is to have...
August 14, 2012 - 12:00am
August 13, 2012
Semifinalist interviews set for Willmar Municipal Utilities manager position
WILLMAR -- Interviews will be held Wednesday with semifinalists for the Willmar Municipal Utilities general manager position. After they've met with each of the candidates, members of the Utilities Commission plan to winnow the field to two or three finalists. The hope is to have...
August 13, 2012 - 2:17pm
May 16, 2012
Wilmar, Minn., Utilities Commission OKs job description for general manager
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission on Monday approved the general manager's job description as proposed by consultant Springsted Inc. of St. Paul. But the commission held off accepting a Springsted proposal to conduct and recruit for the general manager position...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
April 24, 2012
Willmar, Minn., Utilities Commission to begin GM search
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission voted Monday to take steps toward hiring a new general manager. The commission approved a motion offered by President Dave Baker that asks governmental consultant Springsted Inc. of St.
April 24, 2012 - 12:00am
March 5, 2012
Learning from the MUC crisis
As a concerned citizen attending (the Feb. 27) Municipal Utilities Commission meeting, I was sorry to learn how a less than open, perhaps arrogant-tending style of management (with "lapses" in communication to staff and commissioners) by the general manager, over time, deteriorated...
March 5, 2012 - 12:00am
March 3, 2012
Documents related to the dispute between the Willmar MUC and its General Manger Bruce Gomm
Here are some documents related to the dispute between the Willmar Municipal Utilities and its General Manger Bruce Gomm. See the PDF documents...
March 3, 2012 - 8:00am
Fired utility GM sues city of Willmar, Minn., and utility, lawsuit includes defamation allegations against Frank Yanish and Ron Christianson
WILLMAR -- The fired general manager of the Willmar Municipal Utilities has filed a lawsuit against the city of Willmar and the utilities alleging...
March 3, 2012 - 7:00am
February 28, 2012
Update: Video of statements at the Willmar MUC meeting Monday
Here are various videos from the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission meeting Monday at which the commission approved a resolution calling...
February 28, 2012 - 3:51pm
February 27, 2012
Report: Willmar MUC's General Manager Investigation Summary
Here is a PDF copy of the Willmar Municipal Utilities' General Manager Investigation Summary - Feb. 16, 2012. See the PDF file below.
February 27, 2012 - 9:40pm
Report: Bruce Gomm's response to the Willmar MUC GM Investigation Summary
Here is a PDF copy of the Bruce Gomm response to the Willmar Municipal Utilities' General Manager Investigation Summary - Feb. 27, 2012. See...
February 27, 2012 - 6:30pm
Attorney says Willmar, Minn., utility GM Gomm may be dismissed with cause; Gomm now speaking
WILLMAR -- An attorney has told the Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission that the investigative report of General Manager Bruce Gomm provides...
February 27, 2012 - 12:06pm
February 25, 2012
Editorial: MUC has decision to make Monday
The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission Monday meets to consider an attorney's report on an investigation of General Manager Bruce Gomm. The...
February 25, 2012 - 7:00am
February 14, 2012
Report on investigation into Willmar, Minn., utility GM nears completion
WILLMAR -- The law firm investigating possible misconduct by Willmar Municipal Utilities General Manager Bruce Gomm should complete its work...
February 14, 2012 - 10:00am
February 10, 2012
Update: Willmar MUC votes to extend GM's administrative leave as investigation report is not completed (video)
WILLMAR -- The Willmar Municipal Utilities Commission voted today at a special meeting to extend General Manager Bruce Gomm's administrative...
February 10, 2012 - 12:38pm