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Officials to discuss finalists for city administrator job
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McMinnville officials will be discussing the two finalists for city administrator Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
“I see this meeting as more of an update on the process and where we stand right now,” said Mayor Jimmy Haley. “I want to get an idea of what the board is interested in doing. I think we should have a workshop or a work session, maybe sometime next week or the week after, to discuss the candidates.”
Prior to hiring former city administrator David Rutherford, board members held work sessions to discuss the candidates, the pros and cons of each, and the salary range the city should negotiate.
Officials are considering McMinnville Public Works director Bill Brock, who has been with the city for almost 30 years, and Dan Collins, who works for the Virginia Department of Transportation and has almost 30 years experience as a city manager.
Haley says he doesn’t believe a decision will be made Tuesday night, but someone on the board may have a different belief.
“We are not going to make any decision that I know of,” Haley said. “I guess a board member could make a motion. I don’t see how we could make a decision at this time. We had two board members miss the interviews.”
The candidates were interviewed Thursday morning. Absent were Aldermen Mike Neal and Rick Barnes.
“I think they both did well during the interview process,” said Haley. “They both had strong points. Bill had some pluses because he knows the city, and Mr. Collins had some pluses because he has been a city administrator. It will be up to the board to chose between these two or start the process over again.”
The discussion will be held during the Board of Mayor and Aldermen session that begins at 7 p.m. Meetings are held on the second floor of City Hall.