The city of Riverside could see a new city administrator taking office soon.

The City Council went into closed session for nearly 90 minutes at a meeting held Monday night.

The city was considering four potential candidates before making its decision.

“We’re exactly where we need to be [in the process],” Mayor Allen Schneider said Tuesday morning, adding that an offer has been made to one of the candidates.

Before an announcement can be made regarding who will hold the position, the city must receive notice of acceptance from the candidate.

The council plans to review the appointment agreement at its regularly scheduled meeting next Monday, Schneider said.

Brent Hinson of Hinson Consulting was hired to help the city find the best fit for the position. 

Along the way, Hinson orchestrated interviews and a reception for residents to see the candidates in both formal and informal settings.

Hinson suggested the candidate receive a salary of $70,000 to $80,000 in a letter to the council.

With its current schedule, the city is looking to have its new city administrator beginning work in Riverside on July 11.

The meeting Monday night culminated a whirlwind weekend of interviews and receptions.

The city hosted a reception for the public to meet the final four candidates at the Riverside Fire Station on Friday.

The candidates mingled with city officials and residents in an informal setting.

Chris Yancey, who lives in Mechanicsville, said that she was impressed with what she has seen in Riverside, adding that she would like to bring more development to the downtown area.

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