WATERVILLE — The City Council is expected Tuesday to honor former City Manager Michael J. Roy, decide whether to support a diversity statement, review the city audit and consider establishing a city manager evaluation committee.

The meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. It can be viewed via a link on the city’s website — www.waterville-me.gov. Those who want to take part in the meeting must contact the city clerk’s office by 5 p.m. Tuesday to receive login or call-in credentials.

Mayor Jay Coelho is expected to read aloud a proclamation honoring Roy, who retired recently after more than 16 years as city manager. The proclamation details some of the projects on which Roy worked during his tenure, and describes Roy as having led the city with passion and loyalty. The statement proclaims Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, as “Michael J. Roy Day” in Waterville.

In other matters, the council is slated to consider supporting a diversity statement that encourages all city residents to prevent discrimination and foster diversity and inclusiveness.

Introduced by Councilor Rebecca Green, D-Ward 5, the proposed statement says diversity is an important part of Waterville’s history, culture and identity, and essential to its growth and vitality.

Waterville, the statement reads, is committed to welcoming and supporting all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and abilities.

Councilors also will be asked whether they want to establish a city manager evaluation committee. The resolution the council will consider stipulates the goal of a performance evaluation is to set clear expectations to support the city manager’s success. As part of the request, two councilors would be appointed to the committee.

Erik Nadeau, the city’s auditor, is expected to review with councilors the outcome of the audit for the 2020 fiscal year.

The council will also be asked to waive foreclosure of municipal tax liens, and consider renewing a special amusement permit for Waterville Brewing Co. at 10 Water St.

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