The Ely City Council voted to place City Treasurer Jennifer Rogan on a 90-day review for insubordination in their last meeting on June 12.
According to Mayor Melody Van Camp, Rogan was told by the mayor to write a check for the city’s Fire Chief Ross Rivera. Instead of doing so, Rogan called City Councilman Dale Derbidge to ask if she should. When Derbidge told Rogan not to write the check, Rogan went against the mayor’s order and didn’t write Rivera the check.
Rogan will continue to do her job as usual during the 90-day review while the council considers further actions.
In other news at the City Council meeting, the Holland M. Ware Charitable Foundation awarded the City of Ely a grant for $1,500 for the city’s dog pound. The money will go to add four new “dog runs” which will allow for separation of dogs while they get to run around. The grant was awarded to help prevent incidents of dogs getting into fights in the running area, such as a recent incident that left one dog injured.