Council says no to mayor's new hires

Boutwell’s recommendation fails to get vote

The Century Town Council did not approve Mayor Benjamin Boutwell's recommendation of two hires for the town Monday night following discussion that the process was not carried out correctly.

Mayor Boutwell recommended hiring Cynthia Daniels as citizens services clerk and Dennis Mathis for street department maintenance, the two he thought were the most qualified.

When council members began questioning how these two applicants came to be recommended, Town Clerk Kim Godwin said five applicants who were deemed most qualified to fill the positions were chosen and interviewed.

“We picked the top five...

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