City taking steps to make offer to possible new city manager

By Timothy J. O’Malley
Managing Editor

Mexia may only be days away from hearing who their new city manager will be.
City Council held a special meeting on Sept. 26 to interview two candidates after sorting through many resumes and applications for the position of city manager.
City Mayor Richard Duncan said, “The decision of the council allowed me to contact the candidate, that we thought was best, to negotiate a price. Both are very talented and good candidates. The one we think is best has a good vision for not only Mexia growing, but his knowledge of all departments, his knowledge of economic development, and he gave really good answers that we all appreciated. This one [candidate] really stood out, but both were close.”
In other business, the City accepted the resignation of Greg Stubbs from the Mexia Economic Development Corporation Board.
Council member Judy Chambers made a motion to appoint Corlis Calvin to replace Stubbs.
During the vote Council member Artur Busby was the only councilman who voted not in favor of. Calvin as appointed by majority vote.
Mexia EDC will be able to resume business as usual on Oct. 1 after the City approved and accepted EDC’s Annual Budget for the Fiscal year Oct. 1. The EDC Board removed the pay increases for personnel to reflect the same as it was in previous budget.