Council to discuss city manager position

The Big Spring City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday evening to discuss a a short list of items, including an executive session to consider the duties and evaluation of the city manager and to deliberate regarding Colonial Hills Estates.According to the meeting agenda, District 6 Councilman Marvin Boyd is expected to deliver an update from the city's newly appointed employee retention committee, while Interim Police Chief Chad Williams will discuss special recognition plaques planned for the Troy M. Hogue Joint Law Enforcement Center.Following those reports, the council is expected to go into an executive session. The first order of business during the session is to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation and duties of the city manager.Former assistant city director Todd Darden recently took over the city manager's duties and was named the interim city manager by the city. The move was made in hopes of preparing Darden for the retirement of acting city manager Gary Fuqua, who announced earlier this year he would be retiring in December.Also part of the executive session, the council is slated to discuss and deliberate regarding the Colonial Hills Estate subdivision. According to the meeting agenda, the subdivision is part of economic development talks between the city and an entity “that seeks to locate, stay or expand in or near the city and which the city is conducting economic development negotiations.”Additional information regarding Colonial Hills Estate subdivision and the nature of Tuesday's planned discussions was not available at press time this morning.Following the executive session, the council will reconvene in regular session to take any necessary action.Tuesday's meeting is expected to get under way at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, located at 307 E. Fourth Street. Fore more information call 264-2401. Also, a complete copy of the meeting agenda can be found online at