Farmington officials to discuss clerk selection process

Farmington city council members will hold a special meeting Monday to talk about selecting a new city clerk and enacting a set of council member rules.

City Clerk Sue Halberstadt announced earlier last month that she will retire in August. She presented a succession plan that would move the deputy clerk into her position; however, officials asked City Manager Dave Murphy and City Attorney Thomas Schultz to present other options.

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The Council Rules of Procedure, discussed at several previous sessions, covers guidelines for meeting procedures, citizen participation, video and audio tape policies, use of communication devices during meetings, use of city-issued electronic devices, standards of conduct, and more.

The 6 p.m. discussion will be held in a conference room off council chambers. The council will then move into its 7 p.m. regular meeting in council chambers, where the agenda includes new rules for Oakwood Cemetery, an ordinance to establish a joint committee on community health with Farmington Hills, certifying delinquent invoices, sewer and water bills, and other items.

Learn more and find agendas for both meetings at


Correction: The time of the council’s regular meeting was incorrect in the original version of this post. It is 7 p.m.

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