Fate could have a new city manager today.

The Fate City Council was scheduled to have a special meeting at 2 p.m. today (Friday) to consider hiring the finalist for the job.

After what probably would be a brief executive session, said Mayor Bill Broderick, he expected the council to take action that would authorize him to negotiate a contract with the city manager prospect.

Broderick said he probably would have a signed contract before 5 p.m. and then he would be able to announce the name of the new city manager.

The mayor said the new city manager, who was among 48 candidates, probably will be on the job in Fate on May 29.

The city has been without a city manager since Vicki Mikel died on Feb. 7.

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