Marathon City Council will hold a special call Zoom meeting to discuss the interim city manager position on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m.

Members of the public who wish to view the meeting can sign on to and search “City of Marathon Florida.” They can also click on this link:

Members of the public who wish to comment on matters before the City Council may do so by either:

  • Calling 305-289-4130, or emailing [email protected] with your name, address and phone number where you can be reached during the meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29 by 2 p.m.; or
  • Calling 301-715-8592, and upon receiving voice prompt, dialing Meeting ID: 841 6184 3221 and Password: 853872. Members of the public who participate in the meeting through this option must mute themselves until called upon to speak. 

Current City Manager Chuck Lindsey announced his decision to resign earlier this month with two possible quit dates: Nov. 12 or, if needed and agreed by the majority of council, a month longer to Dec. 10. The next regularly scheduled meeting is on Nov. 10 — which doesn’t give the council much time to act.

Last week, Mayor Steve Cook in an interview with the Keys Weekly newspaper said newly hired City Attorney Steve Williams is a good candidate for the interim city manager job. However, the council has yet to put anything to a vote. The special call meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29, gives staff and the council more time to act before the next regularly scheduled meeting on Nov. 12, just two days after Lindsey’s first possible quit date. 

Vice Mayor Luis Gonzalez told the Keys Weekly that he is leaning toward hiring an interim, or permanent, city manager locally. He said he would consider current city staff as well as professionals who are already living in the Keys. “I want to keep it local,” Gonzalez said.  

Immediately after the special call meeting, the Keys Weekly newspapers will post an update here. 

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