MONROE, N.C. -- A city that has struggled to keep a city manager has chosen someone to fill in for the job.
Robert Hites has been named as Monroe’s temporary city manager.
Hites formerly served as the city manager of Statesville. He says his priority while in office will be to help set up the budget for next year.
“I have a sense of a path that I understand. They’re in very good financial shape,” he said.
Last week, the city hired a search firm to find an interim and permanent city manager after the council voted to fire John D’Agostino.
This will be Monroe’s fifth time searching for a city manager within the last eight years.