A new person in charge in City Hall?

Fear and Loathing in Waynesboro column by Chris Graham
freepress2@ntelos.net

The possible appointment of an interim city manager could be in the offing as early as this evening.

An item has been added to the agenda for tonight’s Waynesboro City Council work session that involves the discussion of the appointment of an interim city manager.

The item will be discussed in closed session. The work session scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. already included one other closed session, to conduct evaluations of the city-council clerk and the city assessor.

Those employee evaluations were supposed to be the entirety of tonight’s meeting.

A source told me today that the second closed session to discuss the appointment of an interim city manager was added to the meeting agenda this morning at the request of City Councilman Frank Lucente.

It is possible, according to the source, that city council will come out of the closed session and vote for an interim replacement to the current city manager, Doug Walker, who last week submitted his resignation to be effective June 30.

Talk behind the scenes has focused on former Hershey Chocolate of Virginia plant manager and current Reo Distribution employee Tom Reider as a potential interim or long-term replacement for Walker.


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