Nash County commissioners plan to hold a closed session during a special meeting this morning in Nashville.
The purpose of the meeting is to discuss “certain confidential matters,” to consult with the county attorney about matters subject to attorney-client privilege and to discuss pending matters related to personnel issues, as well as “any other items to come before the board,” the meeting notice states. Board Chairman Fred Belfield said county commissioners will discuss the procedure they will use when selecting a new county manager.
“We felt like we needed to move forward and at least put the procedure in place,” Belfield said. “ ... We’re not going to rush into picking (a county manager), but we do feel we need to go on and set up our procedure.”
Nash County commissioners voted 4-3 to fire former county manager Bob Murphy last month after 12 years of service. Wayne Deal, who served as Nash County manager before Murphy, is serving as interim county manager while county commissioners search for a permanent replacement.
Deal, who retired as Nash County manager in 2001, has said he will not be a candidate for the position.
The board is scheduled to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Claude Mayo Jr. Administration Building, 120 W. Washington St. in Nashville.