By Lynda Jensen
No disciplinary action will be taken against outgoing Waverly Mayor Ken Hausladen, which means the matter remains private data, according to a statement by City Attorney Rhonda Pagel of the law firm Young, Brown & Pagel of Annandale.
The council decided, however, to adopt policies and procedures to provide guidance on the role of public officials, and to identify and prevent inappropriate conduct in the future. This policy will be set at a later date.
The decision came as the result of another closed session conducted Dec. 9, during which complaints filed by city staff against Hausladen were discussed.
As before, City Council Member Deb Hausladen, who is Ken’s wife, was excused from closed meetings since the attorney told her that she was “disqualified from participating,” according to minutes provided by Pagel.
Hausladen was forbidden to have one-to-one contact with city staff unless another council member was present who is not a relative, until the investigation was completed.
Neither Ken Hausladen, nor his wife Deb, filed for office. Their last meeting was December.