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Schrad May Stay on as Interim City Manager Until Stewart Starts in June

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2011 at 6:28 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

The transition period will soon begin as one Knoxville City Manager retires and another begins. Dick Schrad, who has held the position for the past 5 years, is set to retire at the end of the month. Though, new City Manager Harold Stewart was required to give his current staff in Ogallala, Nebraska a 60 day notice. Therefore, he won’t begin work in Knoxville until June 13th. Schrad says he plans to bring a proposal to the City Council at a future meeting that would allow him to stay on board as an interim City Manager so that he can continue working on a few projects and help fill in before Stewart takes over. He says though nothing has officially been presented yet, he assumes the council will accept the proposal.