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Thomasville considers splitting city manger, utilities superintendent positions

Thomasville considers splitting city manger, utilities superintendent positions
Thomasville considers splitting city manger, utilities superintendent positions
Posted at 4:34 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 16:34:00-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) - Property taxes could be implemented for the first time in almost half a decade if the city of Thomasville council members cannot come to an agreement about the city manager position.

Separating city manager and the utilities superintendent positions could happen for the first time in nearly three decades.

City Council Member Jay Flowers agrees it's time for two people to fill those roles.

"I think it should definitely be two people. Expertise in that is important, but it should report through the city manager," said Flowers. "So, the city manger has a consistent voice to the council."

Flowers believes there could be issues down the road, such as levying city property taxes, or having conflicting views on how to spend money if it isn't handled properly.

Flowers adds that he isn't sure when a vote will happen, as council members are still discussing possible solutions.