Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Zephyrhills cuts list of city manager finalists to three

ZEPHYRHILLS — The City Council has selected three finalists to replace outgoing City Manager Steve Spina, who leaves the spot on June 30 after 15 years.

The mayor and council members spent Saturday morning and into the afternoon interviewing the first six finalists who had been pared down from 30 applicants.

The final three are former Port Richey city manager Richard Reade, James F. Coleman, and James D. Drumm.

Reide, 40, has been the public information and sustainability officer responsible for communications and green initiatives for the city of Delray Beach since the Port Richey City Council decided not to renew his contract in December 2008. James F. Coleman, 59, was last employed in 2008 as the city manager and airport manager in Williston before being terminated "without cause" after four years of service. Drumm, 48, was last employed as city manager of High Springs for more than six years before the city commission voted to terminate him in September 2010, for what he cites as "philosophical differences" after the city changed forms of government. He resigned before the commission's final vote.

The Zephyrhills City Council will have a reception for the final three candidates at 5 p.m. Friday at City Hall to get to know them a bit on a personal level before their last interviews, which begin at 6 that evening, said City Clerk Linda Boan. Council members are expected to deliberate that night and decide on who they want to next oversee the city's daily operations.

If that candidate accepts the position, contract negotiations will be hashed out shortly after. The current city manager makes $94,420 annually. The next candidate will make between $70,000 and $105,000.

Zephyrhills cuts list of city manager finalists to three 05/02/11 [Last modified: Monday, May 2, 2011 6:05pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Goliath grouper are anything but gentle giants for Florida fishermen

    Wildlife

    Goliath, the biblical giant, wasn't known for bothering fishermen. But the gigantic fish named after him — they can weigh up to 800-pounds — is notorious for exactly that.

    Biologists take samples from a goliath grouper that was caught in the Gulf of Mexico. The fish was released back into the gulf. Florida fishermen have petitioned the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to allow them to catch the up to 800-pound fish for a limited time. [Courtesy of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission]
  2. Volkov hopes to prove his surprise selection right

    Blogs

    RW Alexander Volkov was not a particularly talked-about player in the lead up to the NHL entry draft.

  3. A stunt turns deadly for a couple seeking YouTube fame (w/video)

    Human Interest

    Over the past several weeks, Monalisa Perez of Halstad, Minnesota, and her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III, began their quest for YouTube fame by creating and posting videos of mostly harmless pranks: Ruiz climbing onto a tenuous tree branch and falling a short distance, or Perez feeding him a doughnut covered in baby powder …

    Over the past several weeks, Monalisa Perez of Halstad, Minnesota, and her boyfriend, Pedro Ruiz III, began their quest for YouTube fame by creating and posting videos of mostly harmless pranks. On June 26, 2017, authorities say, Perez, 19, shot at a thick book that Ruiz, 22, was holding, apparently believing that the bullet would not make it through the volume. The bullet entered Ruiz's chest and he died at the scene. [Photo from video]

  4. Craft beer of the week: Electric Chair Sour Shandy, Angry Chair Brewing

    Bars & Spirits

    Traditionally, a shandy, like its German cousin the radler, is a simple combination of beer and a soft drink, such as a citrus-flavored soda or fresh juice. These drinks are low-alcohol, fruity and highly refreshing, making them ideal candidates for summertime sipping.

    Justin Grant/Special to tbt*
  5. Can you feel the heat? Indie rock gifts dynamite playlist for summer

    Music & Concerts

    For most of June, there was precisely one song by a rock band in the top half of Billboard's Hot 100: Believer by Imagine Dragons. (If you're feeling generous, you could count Something Just Like This by the Chainsmokers and Coldplay, but c'mon.) On the list of America's hottest singles, there were more …

    Arcade Fire performs at the Panorama music festival on Randall Island in New York.