City Council meets Tuesday

Published 12:59 am Friday, April 15, 2011

Washington’s City Council meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Brown Library for a special meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to allow the council to enter into a closed session to discuss personnel matters. The notice announcing the meeting did not specify those matters.

The council is searching for a city manager. Last month, council members received copies of resumes/applications of semi-finalists for the city manager’s position. Pete Connet, interim city manager, and other city staff evaluated all resumes/applications sent in by people seeking to replace James C. Smith as city manager.

Smith resigned last year to become town manager in Farmville.

The council and mayor will review the applicants who made the first cut before narrowing field further. The deadline for resumes/applications was Feb. 28, but the position remains open until filled. The city received 144 resumes/applications from people seeking to replace Smith, according to the city’s Human Resources Department.

The council has indicated it would like to have a new city manager hired by this summer. Connet is contracted to serve as interim city manager until July 1.