A consultant is defined in the dictionary as:
A consultant is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular area such as security … Such consultants are often called “contractors” since they are usually providing technical services (such as …. who has influence over an individual, group, or organization, but who has no direct authority to implement changes.
If the town is going to stick to this adjective then Tommie Jerome Jones has NO DIRECT AUTHORITY TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES. a NEUTERED TOWN MANAGER IS WHAT WE HAVE, SOME ONE WHO CAN NOT MAKE CHANGES. THAT MEANS WE NO LONGER HAVE A WEAK MAYOR TYPE OF GOVERNMENT.
He is sometimes called an independent contractor which is one of the adjectives the town has used to describe Mr. Jones’ job. An independent contractor must meet the qualifying terms:
An independent contractor must maintain a separate business, with his or her own location, equipment and vehicles.
An independent contractor must be furnished their own Federal Employer Identification Number unless they are a sole proprietor.
The independent contractor bills those he or she performs work for and the payment of such work is payable to the business and not to an individual.
The Independent contractor also is one in which has control over the hours, the days and the work which is being performed. Others maintain no control over the independent contractor’s work as they do in the case of employment.
An independent contractor also must have more than one bank account for the purpose of paying business expense or other expense related to the services rendered or the work performed.
The independent contractor performs work at his or her own election and does not have the necessity of completing an employment application or process.
THIS DOES NOT FIT MR. JONES’S ROLE EXCEPT THAT HE HAS NOT COMPLETED AN EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.