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Bastrop appoints acting city manager
Thursday, June 30, 2016 by Jo Clifton
The Bastrop City Council has appointed Police Chief Steve Adcock to serve as the city’s acting city manager in the wake of the resignation of City Manager Mike Talbot. Bastrop Mayor Ken Kesselus said Wednesday that Adcock would take up that position starting today. Talbot offered to stay in his position until the end of August, “but we’ve transitioned him into the position of senior adviser,” Kesselus said. He added that Adcock has served as acting city manager on other occasions and said, “I think the staff has a lot of confidence in him.” Kesselus said he intends to post an item on the July 12 council agenda to discuss doing a search for a new city manager. Kesselus went on to say that attorney Jo-Christy Brown continues to serve as the city’s main legal counsel at this time. The council will be considering its budget for the upcoming year starting next week, at which time council members may begin to talk about hiring a staff attorney. According to city records, Brown has received more than $521,000 since Jan. 1, 2015.
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