Following an approximately 20-minute closed session, the Faribault City Council on Thursday night held a special open meeting and announced City Administrator Brian J. Anderson was no longer employed with the city.

Mayor Kevin Voracek read a prepared statement saying the council had conducted a follow-up review and evaluation of the performance of Anderson on August 17, 2017.

"The evaluation process by the City Council reached the following conclusions: as a result of the performance evaluation and at the request of Mr. Anderson, it was mutually determined that it would be in the best interest of all parties involved if the employment relationship between the City and Mr. Anderson was discontinued."

The statement goes on to say, "The City Council received and accepted the resignation of Mr. Anderson from his position as City Administrator with the City of Faribault and approved a separation agreement and Release of Claims."

The Council unanimously passed the resolution outlining the Separation Agreement. The resignation is effective immediately.

The agreement says Anderson will be paid $50,583.73, which represents his salary from the effective date of his resignation through the end of this year.

The Separation of Employment provision states Anderson will be entitled to payment of certain accruals of sick leave, vacation and floating holidays, "which will be paid to him pursuant to the City's applicable policies.

Deputy City Administrator Tim Murray will be the Interim City Administrator.

Mayor Voracek said following the meeting the Council has not yet determined their next course of action concerning the position.

Former Faribault City Administrator Brian J. Anderson is 2nd from left. Photo by Gordy Kosfeld
Faribault City Hall East Entrance. photo by Gordy Kosfeld