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Killeen council seeks residents for city manager forum

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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:49 pm

The Killeen City Council began Tuesday to appoint members of a Citizens Advisory Committee to aid in the search for the next city manager.

The committee will be composed of residents previously interviewed by Strategic Government Resources, the executive search firm contracted by the city to present candidates for the city manager position, who provided direction in desired qualifications for the job.

Human Resources Director Eva Bark requested the council name eight committee members off of a list — compiled by Mike Tanner, the senior vice president of SGR — of residents with whom he had spoken during the initial stages of the search.

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The council did not name all eight residents at its workshop Tuesday at the Utility Collections Building, but immediately appointed three names for the committee:

John Crutchfield, nonvoting secretary for the Killeen Economic Development Corporation and president of the Killeen Chamber of Commerce, who was named by Mayor Pro Tem Brockley Moore

Lt. Frank Plowick, commander of the Killeen Police Department’s criminal investigation division, who was named by Councilman Juan Rivera

Ramon Alvarez, a District 1 committee member named by Councilwoman Shirley Fleming.

The remaining appointments are to be sent to Bark within the next two days so Tanner can organize the committee for its open meeting interview with the five city manager finalists, which is tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Stonetree Golf Club.

The council will then interview the finalists the next day in closed session.

In other business, the council:

Considered a resolution renaming Rosewood Drive to J.D. Aycock Boulevard in honor of longstanding District 54 State Representative Jimmie Don Aycock. Council members agreed to table the resolution, proposed by Moore, because it was unclear how much it would cost the city to replace road signs along Rosewood and whether the council should wait to name a new road after Aycock to avoid confusion in the renaming process.

Discussed changes to the city’s code of ordinances, including new codes for the improper disposal of vehicles, appliances and trash, and the removal of graffiti. The 45-minute discussion included council members discussing community initiatives to educate the public on code enforcement and more serious legal repercussions for frequent code violators.

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2 comments:

  • Alvin posted at 8:46 am on Thu, Oct 20, 2016.

    Alvin Posts: 1071

    This is the personal opinion of this writer.
    This is a comment I had made on October 19, 2012, that is 'if you care to take note of it'.


    Friday October 19, 2012


    Well if this is the most pressing problem the city council can come up with, I feel sorry for the city and it's incumbents. I don't really care what the number of council persons are, or what the length of their terms are, or any other mundane grievances they think there are, when you consider the money that's being wasted. Whatever the term length, or number of councilmen/women who can possess a seat on the council, it pales in consideration to the empire building of some of the city officials who now hold office. Hundreds of thousands of dollars will flow out of the city funds from now on because of the actions of the few.

    This was a Facebook post of yesteryear.
    Just a comment of what I saw as the 'State of the City' back in 2012. How much change have you noted in the last 4 years? In the city government?
    One of the 3% who voted.

     
  • Alvin posted at 9:16 am on Wed, Oct 19, 2016.

    Alvin Posts: 1071

    This is the personal opinion f this writer.
    First let me say, 'The Strategic Government Resources, the company that hired by this council to conduct this hiring of a/the new city manager, in their selection process, dd not do such a bang up job'. The 5 candidates selected and proposed, in my opinion. 4 of them are of questionable character.
    So now you want this council, put into the pile the names of:
    Copy: 'John Crutchfield, nonvoting secretary for the Killeen Economic Development Corporation and president of the Killeen Chamber of Commerce, who was named by Mayor Pro Tem Brockley Moore'
    Copy: 'Lt. Frank Plowick, commander of the Killeen Police Department’s criminal investigation division, who was named by Councilman Juan Rivera.'
    Copy: 'Ramon Alvarez, a District 1 committee member named by Councilwoman Shirley Fleming.'
    End of copy: One of the first names to be mentioned is 'John Crutchfield'. Can't we find someone who is not associated with this 'city administrative group??? This man 'IS' heavily involved in the operation of this city. Come on now.
    The 2nd name mentioned is currently a member of the KPD who 'could' not be the selection of this committee, because of his involvement.
    The 3rd candidate I am not familiar with so I have no comment, either for or against. I will assume that this man's name is a valid contender.
    And I would think that the names of the 5 finalist be removed as it turns out 4 of the 5 'are not of the quality that would represent this city', therefor I suggest a postponement of this meeting. I suggest that this organization go out and ;look for' some more candidates. Use the proposed questions I gave to this newspaper, to the city council, and to the citizens of this city. It may be conclusive of the person/people o represent this city as 'city manager of Killeen', but it would be a start.
    One of the 3% who voted.