On Monday evening, the Neptune Beach City Council in a special session approved a city manager contract for Andrew Hyatt.
The contract is tentatively slated to begin August 1, though there was discussion according to the Neptune Beach City Attorney Patrick Krechowski about having him start on July 27th.
Krechowski told Neptune Beach councilors that he had spoken with Hyatt on Friday and Hyatt had reported that he would be traveling to Neptune Beach between now and July 27 to begin the process of looking for a place to live. The Neptune Beach council then agreed to extend travel and lodging reimbursement to Hyatt for this travel. They will also, according to Krechowski, begin including him on e-mails soon to help bring him up to speed and to help with a smooth transition.
Hyatt was one of four finalists interviewed to replace retiring City Manager Jim Jarboe. Hyatt has served as City Manager for East Ridge since October 2013.