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Section A: General News


Floresville city manager resigns


Floresville city manager resigns
Floresville City Manager Andy Joslin


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Wilson County News
August 7, 2013
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Andy Joslin calls it quits

FLORESVILLE -- The search is on for the city’s chief executive officer after City Manager Andy Joslin tendered his letter of resignation July 29. This was the dominant topic of a special meeting of the Floresville City Council held Aug. 1.

According to Joslin’s resignation letter, which he delivered to Mayor Diana Garza and all five councilmen, his resignation is effective Friday, Aug. 9. It ends an 11-year tenure with the city in various positions.

During his remarks to the council, in which he also read his resignation letter (available for download at wilsoncountynews.com), Joslin recommended that the council hire City Secretary Sherry Pollok as the interim city manager.

“You remember that lady right there has served this city tremendously,” he said.

The mayor and councilmen each made remarks about Joslin’s departure, thanking him for his service to the city. Garza praised Joslin for his assistance during her first days in office following the November 2012 election. The mayor also recalled some advice the city manager gave about dealing with criticism from the public.

“Contrary to comments that you hear out there, you have always told me, ‘Hold your head up. As long as you can look at yourself in the mirror, and know that you’re doing the best you can, that’s all there is,’” Garza said.

The council, after spending more than an hour in closed session, voted 3-1 to retain the services of San Antonio-based SeeKing HR to aid in the search. As part of their agreement, an interim city manager will be seated by Monday, Aug. 12. That person will be paid weekly, based on a pro-rated salary of $80,000 per year, with no health benefits.

Councilman Sherry Martinez Castillo voted against accepting the firm’s proposal, stating that she would have liked more time to entertain other offers.

Seeking HR also pledges to have a permanent city manager in place within 60 days. The company recently assisted Karnes City in the search for its city administrator. According to the firm’s references, it also completed a compensation and classification study of the city’s employees and formulated a written plan of action geared toward helping Karnes City through its rapid growth, brought about by the ongoing exploration of the Eagle Ford shale.

The exact terms of the agreement, including SeeKing HR’s compensation, were not available prior to press time Aug. 5.

In a telephone interview with the Wilson County News, Joslin said he was resigning to pursue an opportunity in the private sector, declining to give details. Joslin does, however, plan to continue residing in Floresville.

For more about the council meeting, see related article, page 2A.
 

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LaLa Land  
Floresville, TX  
August 12, 2013 3:05pm
 
Tyra, and she was pissed that she did not get it!!!! Somebody must have made her think she was going to get it!!!!! Yes, in his arrogant way he said she was the one that should be considered!!! So glad Miller, Guerrero, and Rodriguez ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
August 12, 2013 1:15pm
 
TYRA.......Bill Gates and Steve Jobs did not have a college degree.

 
Tyra  
FloTown  
August 12, 2013 12:11pm
 
HAHAHAHA! I have to pick myself off the floor! Sherry Pollock as interim! HAHAHAHAHAHA! She has a high school diploma, she is not nearly qualified for an interim position as city manager! This place keeps getting more of a joke ... More ›

 
Joseph Canady  
Floresville, TX  
August 11, 2013 12:56am
 
Why are we keeping the 80,000 salary? The figure is way too high for a city this size. Are we not in debt.

 
Wondering?  
Floresville, Tx  
August 10, 2013 12:23am
 
Wonder who he used as a professional reference on his job application?

 
Spec Ops  
Wilson  
August 9, 2013 7:01pm
 
If you don't know the mayor has switched sides very quickly. She suckered us all. Could be that some of the digging has uncovered that her brother had a lock on some of the city contracts approved by Danny and Andy. Another ... More ›

 
Concerned Tax Payer  
Floresville, Texas  
August 9, 2013 8:52am
 
"As long as you can look yourself in the mirror".... How could he look at himself in the mirror every day and continue to suck the taxpayers? He had to have known the city was insolvent. He knew he was in way over ... More ›

 
Local Yokel  
Wilson Co.  
August 9, 2013 7:36am
 
Great! Maybe now I can stop spending so much of my money on mouthwash to rinse the bad taste out of my mouth!!! Hip Hip Hooray! drinks are on me!

 
POFPO  
Floresville  
August 9, 2013 3:57am
 
“A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea. If he tries to climb out into the air as inexperienced people endeavor to do, he drowns.” - Joseph Conrad

 
Eric  
Floresville  
August 8, 2013 10:06pm
 
I agree prairie grouch maybe not brooms but they would definitely need some symbols! Maybe like the town mayor in a head lock or them sticking their boot up the backside of a crooked city manager.

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