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Board rehires former City Manager in Texarkana, Arkansas

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The Board of Directors in Texarkana, Arkansas voted Thursday afternoon to re-hire former City Manager Harold Boldt.

After a two hour meeting, board members voted four to three to re-hire Boldt to the City Manager's office.  
    
A huge crowd showed up for the meeting to speak their minds on the issue.

"We're not finished by no means, said resident Terri Peavy. "That contract of his will be very debated upon, we hope."

The majority of citizens who spoke before the board were against the rehiring of Boldt.
    
Resident Debbie Haak wanted Boldt back in office.

"It's time for us to put our own differences aside, explained Haak. "If the voted had gone different, I would say the same thing."

Boldt left his job as City Manager in March as part of an agreement with the city's Board of Directors over his involvement in a planned convention center, hotel and water park.
    
The Arkansas Ethics Commission cleared Boldt of violating state ethics laws after a Texarkana resident filed a complaint.

While the board voted to rehire Boldt, his contract is still pending.

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