Town begins manager search, becomes gun sanctuary

Town begins manager search, becomes gun sanctuary

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Paul Aldrich speaks as a member of a local militia group in Warren County during the public comments period at Front Royal’s town council meeting Monday night. FRONT ROYAL – The town has begun its search for a permanent employee to replace Interim Town Manager Matt Tederick. At its regular Monday meeting, the Town Council unanimously approved a $24,500 contract with the Baker Tilly Virchow Krause firm to help search potential a replacement for Tederick. Tederick, who was previously interim mayor, has said he has no desire to become the permanent town manager and that he will not apply for the position. Councilman Gary Gillispie said that the firm was the best out of the seven that applied. While they were not the cheapest option, he noted that they offered a two-year warranty and will conduct another search if the town manager leaves in that time frame. Councilwoman Letasha Thompson dispelled rumors that Tederick had any involvement in picking the firm. “We’ve been hearing a lot of comments that he’s gonna pick his replacement…we also plan to get community involvement in the interview process,” she said. The Town Council on Monday also unanimously approved a resolution declaring Front Royal a Second Amendment sanctuary, joining a trend that has swept through Virginia as citizens fear the General Assembly is attempting to reduce gun rights. In December, the Board of Supervisors named the county a gun sanctuary after 1,000-plus citizens showed up for a public hearing regarding the matter. During previous […]

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