Bob Cervenka


The Robinson City Council has called a special meeting for Monday. Pending litigation will be discussed in closed session, but the only action item revolves around City Manager Bob Cervenka’s employment.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Robinson City Hall, 111 W. Lyndale Drive.

The council is first scheduled to go into executive session, which is not open to the public, to discuss two items — pending litigation and Cervenka’s employment.

According to the council’s agenda posted on the city website, the council will come back into open session to consider any action on “employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of Robert Cervenka, City Manager, including possible action on the Employment Agreement between the City and Robert Cervenka, City Manager.”

Cervenka was named the city manager in 2009 and has 34 years of experience in city government, according to the city’s website.

The council regularly meets on the first Tuesday of each month.

Cervenka, Mayor Bert Echterling and City Attorney Mike Dixon did not return calls for comment.

While the agenda doesn’t outline what pending litigation it’s facing, council member Doye Baker has previously threatened lawsuits against the city.

Baker had an attorney last month send a letter to the city claiming the city damaged his property value by disposing of waste on an adjacent lot, according to documents obtained in an open records request.

The city received the letter less than two weeks after the council agreed to send Baker a letter asking the councilman to remove obstacles he had put in place blocking Shamrock Drive.

Baker, who began his first term on the council in January 2015, did not return calls for comment.

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