The Town of Nashville is close to hiring a new finance director for the town after the person previously chosen for the job resigned.
The town announced in March it had selected Nashville native Russell Langley, 24, to serve as an Assistant Finance Director under Interim Finance Director Melonie Bryan. The plan was for Bryan to train Langley for the role until he was ready to take over permanently.
Town Manager Randy Lansing said a few weeks ago, Langley resigned.
"He turned in his resignation and said, "municipal finance is not for me,"" Lansing said.
Lansing said interviews have already been done and an offer has been made to another applicant and the offer has been accepted.
"We're just pending a background investigation," he added.
Lansing said the company who does the background checks is in Wilmington and was affected by the recent hurricane, which is delaying things. But, Lansing added, he is hopeful to get the new person in soon so Bryan can start back with training.
Once the new finance director is in place, Lansing will have to turn his attention to hiring a new library director for the town.
Lansing announced last week at the town council meeting that Library Director Emily Enderle would be leaving her position in December.
Enderle began in her new position in August 2017.
Lansing said Enderle is leaving due to her husband, who serves in the United States Air Force, being stationed somewhere else. Enderle's husband was previously stationed in Goldsboro.
Council members expressed their appreciation for the work Enderle had done during her time in Nashville, adding that she had done a lot of good things for the library.
Lansing said Enderle had recently attended an annual conference and started putting the word out about her plans to leave to potentially bring in applicants. Lansing said the town would soon start advertising for the position.