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Brock to get third shot as administrator
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One year after city officials rejected McMinnville Public Works director Bill Brock as interim city administrator, he could have a second chance at the temporary position.When contacted Friday and asked if he would still be interested in the position after being rejected twice, once as interim city administrator in August 2013, and once as permanent city administrator in May 2014, Brock stated, “Yes, I would.”On the agenda for Tuesday night’s regular session of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen is to “discuss and take action to appoint an interim city administrator."The item continues a discussion that took place during the July 22 board meeting. An attempt by Alderman Mike Neal to eliminate the city administrator position and remove Mayor Jimmy Haley from the job on an interim basis resulted in Brock’s name being brought up again.“If you have a problem with the way Mayor Haley is running the city, then try to appoint somebody else,” said Vice Mayor Ben Newman. “I made a motion when this first came up to appoint Bill Brock and that failed.”Neal asked, “Will you make that motion tonight?”City attorney Tim Pirtle discouraged the board from revisiting the measure because public notice had not yet been given.“I would not feel comfortable without public notice,” said Pirtle.In August 2013, the motion by Newman to appoint Brock failed 4-2.