Century split over interim city manager

Prather approved on 4-1 vote

In a vote of 4 to 1 Monday night, Vernon Prather was approved to be Century's Interim City Manager until Dec. 1, 2020, with Councilman James Smith voicing concern about the money involved.

The contract calls for 30 hours a week at a salary of $40 an hour,, or $1200 a week, with no benefits and $600 a month for vehicle allowance.

Former Interim City Manager Buz Eddy said Prather would work for the town as a 1099 employee, a contractor, which reduces the town's liability and expenses. He said periodic evaluation is part of the contract, but Eddy said that the council will be evaluating Prather a...

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