Texarkana, Ark. parts ways with city manager

Texarkana, Ark. parts ways with city manager

TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) - Texarkana, Arkansas is in the market for a new boss at city hall thanks to action taken by the city's governing directors.

On Monday, the Texarkana, Arkansas City Board came to a mutual agreement to part ways with City Manager Harold Boldt.

Now the search is on for a new city manager.

Mayor Wayne Smith confirmed on Tuesday that the City Board and City Manager Boldt mutually agreed to part ways. Smith says the action was initiated by the directors.

"No one specific item led up to it. We felt we needed a change in direction."

The action was taken at the directors' meeting on Monday night. By Tuesday morning, only a few items remained in Boldt's city office.

Boldt came to the city in 2005 as finance director. He was appointed in May 2007 to interim City manager, and was named permanent city manager in October 2007.

Smith says that Boldt's departure should not affect the economic growth of the city.

"No one person should be able to drive the factor. It is a team effort. It's our economic development, our public works department, our finance department."

Smith says in interim city manager will be named soon. Then the search for a replacement will begin.

"We want to make sure we do it correctly. We want to make sure that our decision is a good decision that is going to affect our community for years to come."

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