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Interim City Manager Charles Weathers listens to comments at Monday’s city council meeting. Staff Photo / Galen Holley
Staff Writer

   Grenada will extend its search for a new city manager, and that person will have the task of appointing a chief of police.
   Interim City Manager Charles “Jo Jo” Weathers informed the Grenada City Council in executive session on Monday of his intention to leave the hiring a new chief to his successor.
   “I feel that it’s the best thing for the city,” Weathers said Wednesday.
   The interim manager previously told the GrenadaStar that he hoped to appoint a new chief by the end August.
   A number of factors influenced Weathers to change his mind, he said, among them his ongoing effort to hire a new city clerk.
   He hopes to step down from his interim post by the end of the year, said Weathers, who took over in May after the previous city manager was forced to resign after just one month on the job.
   Resumes for the city manager’s job go to City Attorney Mary Brown.
   Seven resumes have been received. Six candidates are from Mississippi, and one is from Chicago, according to Weathers.
   The Grenada City Council, with Brown’s help, has the duty of choosing a new city manager.
   According to Mayor Billy Collins, the council is soliciting resumes from cities that have a strong manager form of government, like Grenada’s.
   “Several towns in Tennessee and Louisiana employ a city manager,” said Collins.
   The manager-council form of government is one of two predominate forms used in municipal government in the U.S.

For the full story, see the printed edition of the GrenadaStar.

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