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Kenneth City council to interview manager finalists


INTERVIEWS, WORKSHOP START SATURDAY on selection of first town manager

Council members are set to interview the six finalists for the job of this town's first manager at a workshop Saturday. Kenneth City voters decided last year to change their form of government to a council-manager style in which a professional manager runs the day-to-day activities of the town while the council sets policy. The town received 37 applications. A committee of three former city managers whittled that list to 11. The Town Council chose six finalists, four from Florida and two from out of state: Matthew Campbell of Crystal Beach, former assistant to the Dunedin city manager; Frederick Nutt of Tampa, a former county administrator for DeSoto County; Robert Kellogg of Palm City, former town manager of Sewall's Point; John Schneiger of Sarasota, former city manager of New Port Richey; John Bauer of Wilmington, N.C., who did two stints as a county manager for Pender County and one stint as manager of Lenoir County, both in North Carolina; and Mell Smigielski, village administrator of Mahomet, Ill. The workshop is set for 8 a.m. at Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd., Pinellas Park. Interviews are set to begin at 9 a.m. Both are open to the public. The manager is expected to begin work in early March and earn up to $85,000 a year. Call (727) 498-8948.


Hey hot stuff, charity chili cookoff wants you

Firefighters seek competitors to sign up for the 2014 Chili Blaze, set for March 14. It benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Free entry with 5 gallons of chili or more. For information, and to sign up, go to ; call firefighter Nick DelGrosso, (727) 687-4494.


Fire Station 29 holds an open house Sunday

This city's Fire Rescue Department is holding an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Fire Station 29, 11195 70th Ave. N. The event will include tours of the station, safety displays, rides on the fire engine, games, refreshments and an extrication demonstration. Parking is available at Seminole Elementary School, 10950 74th Ave. N.

Anne Lindberg, Times staff writer

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