West U City Councilors tap deputy for city manager, pay $175K

November 17, 2015

At the MCity-of-West-University-Place-senior-activitiesonday, November 16th meeting of the West University Place City Council, Chris Peifer was appointed City Manager at a salary of $175,000 annually. This was approved by unanimous vote. Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Kelly was on vacation.

Peifer had served as Interim City Manager since the August 8th termination of long-time City Manager Michael Ross.

West University Place City Manager Chris Peifer

West University Place City Manager Chris Peifer

Prior to Ross’s departure, Peifer was the Assistant City Manager and the Director of Public Works for 9 years.

In other city council business…
On a split vote, the council approved a resolution supporting the appointment of former West University Place City Councilmember Ed Heathcott to the Harris County Appraisal District Board of Directors.

Councilmember Brendan Reilly voted against the appointment of Heathcott. Instead, Riley voted for the appointment of City of Bellaire resident James Avioli.

The city council unanimously approved the appointment Alan Petrov to the Board of Directors of the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District. Petrov is both a resident of the City of West University Place and the City Attorney. His new term will expire in 2018.

The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District regulates groundwater withdrawal throughout Harris and Galveston counties for the purpose of preventing land subsidence, which leads to increased flooding.

The city also appointed Susan Davis, a homeowner on Jarrard Street, to a place on the Senior Services Board.

If you have questions about this meeting or any other meeting of the City of West University Place City Council, contact City Secretary Thelma Lenz at 713.662.5813.


George Boehme

George Boehme is the publisher of InstantNewsWestU.com and West University Essentials magazine.

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