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Watertown leaders will announce their choice for a new city manager later this week, but 7 News has learned it won't be the man currently doing the job.
Brad Minnick confirmed Tuesday night that the city council has made its choice and that the job is not being offered to him. Instead it's a candidate who Minnick describes as having significant city manager experience in a number of cities across the country, cities comparable to the size of Watertown.
Minnick points out his resume includes working for the state and federal government, not city government. Minnick says he respects the council's decision and that there are absolutely no hard feelings. The city is expected to make an announcement on the new city manager Thursday or Friday.
The city council decided on someone who they see is best fit to implement the vision they have for the City of Watertown and that his "work-cation" will wrap up and he will focus on opening his Inn in Clayton, Minnick said.
Minnick was hired as interim city manager after the council decided to not renew the contract of Sharon Addison, who held the job for six years.