In a 3-1 vote, Jasper City Council has expressed their intent to hire councilmembrer Jim Looney as interim city manger until a permanant replacement for Mayor John Weaver can be found.
In what could be called the beginning of the end of an era, Jasper City Council has voted their intent to separate the roles of city manager and mayor.
The vote came during their January council meeting, where council member Jim Looney was selected to serve as interim city manager until a permanent replacement can be found. Looney was not formally appointed that night, but council said they plan to hire him next month after he tenders his resignation as a city council member.
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