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Conover to name interim manager in special meeting
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Conover to name interim manager in special meeting

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The Conover City Council is set to vote Monday on the appointment of an interim city manager at a special meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. at City Hall.

In September, Caldwell County announced Donald Duncan, Conover’s current city manager, would be taking over as county manager effective Nov. 1.

Mayor Lee Moritz said the council will vote on naming the interim but will not release the name based on the recommendation of City Attorney Susan Matthews.

“She said because council needs to have an official vote before we actually announce it,” Moritz said.

The mayor said Duncan’s last day as Conover manager will be Oct. 27.

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He said the search for a permanent replacement for Duncan will be regional in scope and completed with the assistance of the Western Piedmont Council of Governments.

The city is aiming to post the position around the middle of this month and accept applicants for around 40 days, Moritz said.

It will be up to the next council, which will be seated following the certification of the results from the Nov. 2 election, to interview and select the next city manager.

Moritz will not be a part of that process since he is not running for reelection. Kyle Hayman, the city’s mayor pro tem, is running unopposed to be the city’s next mayor.

The new council will also include at least one new member. David Morrow, Jim Green and Phillip Hawn are running to fill the at-large seat vacated by Councilman Don Beal, who resigned last spring.

Two other seats are also up for election. In those races, incumbents Joie Fulbright and Mark Canrobert face Brenda Powell and Richard Thompson.

 

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