NEW MARKET — The Town Council will have a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday to vote on whether to approve hiring its top town manager candidate.

The meeting, which will be open to the public, will be held in the Council Chambers at the Arthur L. Hildreth, Jr. Municipal Building, 9418 John Sevier Road, New Market.

Council members have chosen a candidate and have agreed in principle on a contract, “but until the council votes, there’s nothing official,” current Town Manager Todd Walters said on Wednesday.

Walters plans to soon retire from the job after having served more than five years in the position. He informed the council late last year about his retirement plans and said he would stay on board until the new manager is hired.

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