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Belgrade Announces New City Manager

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BELGRADE -

The nationwide search is over for a new Belgrade City Manager.

Belgrade Mayor Russ Nelson announced Ted Barkley from Ellensburg, Wash. will take the post February 10.

The Belgrade City Council still has to approve a personal service contract. They plan to take up the contract during their December 16 meeting.

Barkley has been the city manager for Ellensburg, Wash. since 2000, but has been looking at Belgrade.

"He has been following Belgrade for about a year," said Russ Nelson, Belgrade Mayor.  "In the city manager circle, he had heard that Mr. Menicucci was looking to retire before he passed and has been subscribing to local papers and following and researching the city."

His initial salary in Belgrade will be $99,000 a year.

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