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.