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Front Royal terminates the Town Manager’s contract

After a closed meeting of the Front Royal Town Council last night Aug. 8 a vote was taken to terminate the contract of Town Manager Steven Hicks.

Immediately following the 4 to 3 vote in favor of the termination Hicks stood announced his resignation from the position and walked out of the room.

Hicks was followed closely by Councilman Joseph McFadden who also resigned.

Assistant Town Manager Kathleen Leidich was appointed interim Town Manager until a permanent Town Manager is appointed.

Following that portion of the Town Council meeting a motion from Mayor Chris Holloway was carried 5 to 1 to terminated the contract of Interim Town Attorney James E. Cornwell Jr..

That termination leaves Assistant Attorney George Sonnet as interim Town Attorney.

The council continued their regular work session after the votes a link to the Town Council meeting video is here.

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