Mayor: Meggs a Candidate for Interim Administrator

BLYTHEWOOD – In a short, exclusive interview with Mayor J. Michael Ross after the Monday evening Town Council meeting, The Voice inquired about the details of the appointment of an interim Town Administrator and a subsequent full time Administrator following the recent resignation of John Perry.

Ross said Council will appoint an interim Administrator during a special called meeting on Jan. 6, at which time it will be announced that a seven- to eight-member search committee will be formed to find a permanent replacement for Perry. Asked if the Town Attorney, Jim Meggs, who has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and who is reported to have an interest in working in public administration for the Town, was being considered for the interim position, Ross said that, indeed, Meggs is a candidate. Asked if Meggs might later be considered as a permanent replacement for Perry, whose settlement agreement was prepared for Council by Meggs’ law firm, Ross said that would be up to the search committee as to whether Meggs is a candidate for that position. Meggs’ law firm has also been called in to consult during executive sessions on the contract for the Doko restaurant. The Mayor said it may not be until around June that the Town settles on a permanent Town Administrator.

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