The Town Council by a majority vote of its total membership shall appoint a town Manager with the town Manager and town council entering into a mutually acceptable written agreement for the services of the Town Manager.

Legal Definition of “SHALL”: (MODAL VERB) when drafting a legal document, the term shall is used to indicate that something must be done, as opposed to the term may which simply means that something is allowed (ie that it can be done, but does not have to be done)

According to the Town Charter the Council shall appoint a town manager which we have not done. Tommie is either the Town Manager or a Consultant, he can’t be both according to the Charter.

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