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Jackie Walker, human resources director, speaks at a special council meeting Thursday. She said the hiring firm Springsted-Waters is charging the city $24,500, plus $1,650, for the process of hiring a new City Manager.

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Search for City Manager costing over $25K

The City Council unanimously chose Springsted-Waters Thursday as the recruitment firm to find the next city manager to replace John Dougherty, whose contract was not renewed after four years.