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City officials to evaluate Rutherford's performance
Wood thinks questions stacked against city administrator
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McMinnville officials will be evaluating the job performance of city administrator David Rutherford on Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. His contract will be automatically renewed, unless the board votes not to renew it within 10 days of the evaluation.Mayor Jimmy Haley generated the list of questions, sent the questions to each board member, and sealed the completed evaluations in an envelope until Aug. 1, meaning the items are not public record until that time.However, he did provide the Southern Standard with a blank copy of the evaluation form. Officials were asked to use a 5-point scale with 5 being the highest to rate Rutherford’s job performance. The questions on the evaluation form drew the ire of Alderman Billy Wood, who is disputing the validity of the questions in comparison to Rutherford’s job responsibilities.“About half these questions are not in the duties of the city administrator,” Wood said.