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City still searching for new manager
by Gary Kent
Mar 17, 2014 | 88 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE – City Council members took a significant step toward selecting a city manager during an executive session Tuesday evening.

Interim City Manager Marvin Townsend said the council interviewed four candidates for the position, and the council plans to meet again Monday evening in a closed session workshop to decide which of the four applicants they prefer for the job.

“There will be no additional interviews,” Townsend said when asked if any other candidates for the job will meet with the council.

Townsend said he may be able to release names and background information concerning who the final candidates for the position might be, following Monday night’s meeting.

Beeville has been without a full-time city manager since Deborah Ballí was terminated six months ago.

She has since hired an attorney and has put the city on notice that she will be suing over the termination.

Townsend, who has served as city manager in Corpus Christi and Laredo, was appointed as the interim city manager four months ago.

He was named to replace Barbara Treviño, who filled in for a couple of months after Ballí left. She is the current city secretary.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.
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