COLLEGEDALE, Tennessee (WDEF)- Collegedale’s commissioners have appointed a new City manager after a 3 to 2 vote.
Now former interim Collegedale city manager Wayon Hines is the new Collegedale city manager.
“It was very enlightening. It was a great challenge and I look forward to continuing to serve in this capacity,” said Hines.
This position became available after former city manager Ted Rodgers retired early after his firing or resignation was called after a fallout surrounding the future little Debbie park.
Hines said he is excited for the opportunity.
“I will continue to work with key management staff and the experts we have on hand and continue working in a professional fashion,” said Hines.
“We’ve known him for a while as our city engineer and he’s gonna try the job as interim. I think that we will progress. I want the city to continue to grow and be a place where people want to come live,” said Mayor Katie Lamb.
Lamb voted against Hines. She said it was nothing against Hines’ ability.
“I was really hoping for someone who could bring new ideas from another area and it would’ve been nice to have the first woman city manager too in the city of College Hill. I was the first woman mayor,” said Lamb.
Later in the meeting, the commissioners voted to stop paying Rodgers’ car payments, phone service bill at the end of the billing cycle and he needs to return his city-issued cell phone and laptop. Rodgers’ base salary will still be paid until the end of the year as previously approved.