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Texarkana, Arkansas board discusses city manager contract

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A contract for the rehired City Manager in Texarkana, Arkansas could be decided Monday night.  

The board plans to take up the issue of whether to approve former City Manager Harold Boldt's contract for rehire or whether to delay that action.

The Board of Directors are expected to work out a contract for Boldt, but Mayor Wayne Smith is advocating that they wait until the legislative audit is completed.
    
Right now, there's no word on when that will happen.
    
Boldt was rehired by the board during a special meeting on September 5th.
    
He had been terminated from the position in March.
      
Mayor Smith says the audit, which is already underway, is delving into the process in which Boldt handled the finances tied to the Holiday Springs Water Park and Arkansas Convention Center at Crossroads Business Park.

"There was inadequate invoices. There was money being transferred from one fund to another to pay for the incentive package and the board didn't have the opportunity to approve that," said Smith.

If Boldt's contract is approved, board members will also set the date for his employment to start.
    
Meanwhile, a petition is circulating for a recall election to oust the four directors who voted to rehire Boldt.

If Boldt's contract is not approved Monday, there is also an item on the agenda to appoint an interim City Manager.

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