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Cary holds town manager interviews

One of six candidates interviewed by the Cary Town Council this weekend could be the town’s new manager by the end of the year.

Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht wrote on his weekly blog that two were interviewed Friday while four were interviewed Saturday in closed session at a special meeting.

“This decision will be one of the biggest decisions the council will make during our time in office,” Weinbrecht wrote. “The implications for the staff and town are huge.”

Previously, Weinbrecht said there could be more interviews. There is not an estimated date to complete those interviews.

“Initial interviews implies there may be more,” Weinbrecht has said. “If there are more you can’t really put a date on it.”

The council narrowed down the list of applicants to six finalists in October. Some of the finalists are from out of state. A new town manager is expected to be hired by the end of the year.

Waters and Company Executive Recruitment, a Dallas-based firm conducting the search for a town manager, presented a recommended list of final candidates to the council this fall from 42 applicants.

The new manager will replace longtime Town Manager Ben Shivar, who retired on Sept. 30. Deputy Town Manager Mike Bajorek is serving as interim town manager. He has applied for the permanent position.

Kathryn Trogdon; 919-460-2608; @KTrogdon