It seems Estacada City Manager Bill Elliott came out of his yearly evaluation unscathed — smiling, actually.

The City Council evaluated Elliott in executive session on Monday, Aug. 11.

Members of the news media may attend executive sessions but may not report on the proceedings except on the general subject for which the meeting was called.

Mayor Brent Dodrill said later that it had been a good evaluation.

“While we always encourage city managers and city staff to keep improving, I think I can say the council is pleased with the leadership and experience he has brought to the city,” Dodrill said of Elliott. “By and large the council is very appreciative and supportive of the city manager and all he does.”

Elliott also indicated that his reviews had been mostly positive.

“As far as the overall evaluation goes, I’m very satisfied with it and no one was screaming and yelling and pointing guns at me,” he said and went on to praise the “great council.”

Elliott said the council had not giving him anything “drastic” to work on but had prompted him to make more of an effort to motivate city staff.

“They just want to see a more proactive approach,” he said.

The council will consider giving Elliott a raise at its next meeting on Monday, Aug. 25.

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