New County Manager leaves one commissioner unsure
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FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lee county has it's new choice for county manager but at least one commissioner isn't sure the interview process should be over.
The Lee County Commissioners meet tomorrow morning.
There, they will vote on giving the chairman the power to start negotiations with top candidate Joyce Wilson.
But at least one commissioner is saying... not so fast.
Commissioner Larry Kiker's philosophy is spend a lot of time upfront and hire the right employee... rather then deal with a problem employee after the fact.
He hopes tomorrows discussion regarding contract negotiations with top candidate Joyce Wilson, is not a done deal, he thinks there needs to be more discussion with the commissioners.
Kiker said "if i had my choice, i would not only bring her but our number 2 candidate , Roger, and do a second interview."
Roger Dejarlais is Lee County's deputy property appraiser ... who is the unanimous second choice for the job.
Kiker thinks reports about Wilson in the El Paso media should be reviewed here in Fort Myers.
Questions about e-mails sent to specific council members from her private e-mail account and what role she played in courting a triple-a baseball team to the area might be issues of concern.
Commissioner Frank Mann sees the stories reported in the El Paso media as nothing more than sour grapes from people who are mad at her.
Mann said "I think she interviewed extremely well and she seems to be completely competent and we need to get on down the road and make this selection."
The commission will meet tomorrow morning.
They will vote on giving the chairman the power to conduct contract negotiations with Joyce Wilson and begin the process of ironing out an agreement.