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Ming takes reins as city administrator
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Nolan Ming was sworn in Wednesday morning as McMinnville city administrator.

Nolan Ming began his duties as McMinnville city administrator on Wednesday, May 1.

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously voted to enter into a contract agreement with Ming on Tuesday night. 

“I am extremely thankful for this opportunity to serve our city as city administrator,” said Ming. “I’m ready to hit the ground running to support the city, mayor and aldermen and make sure your directives for our city are accomplished.” 

Annual salary was set at $86,673. 

Per the contract, if Ming is terminated by the city during the first 12 months as administrator and his termination is without cause, he will be permitted to return to his previous position as Community Development director in lieu of severance.

Due to that stipulation in the contract, Ming has requested officials allow him to hire a planner to work in the Community Development Department to ease the burden of performing both duties.

“In the budget of Community Development for the upcoming year, I propose we hire a planner which would take a lot of the responsibilities off my plate,” said Ming. “If we hire a planner, I can continue to oversee the department as I do now.”

Reviews of his performance will be quarterly. An annual evaluation will also be conducted and may include a meeting between Ming and city officials to discuss goals, objectives and priorities and prepare a written evaluation of goals and objectives for the past and upcoming year. A written summary of the evaluation results will be presented to him. 

Ming, as city administrator, has the authority to fill the open director position when he determines it is necessary.