Knoxville — Progress continues on the new City Manager's office inside Knoxville City Hall.
The area was once where the City's receptionist sat. A prior renovation was done, which moved the receptionist and Assistant City Clerk into space that once housed the Public Works Director's Office.
Upon completion of that renovation, the area sat empty for several months. The Knoxville City Council made the decision to make further changes to City Hall to utilize the space as the new City Manager's office.
Since the erection of a new wall, new furniture has arrived and new carpet has been laid. A conference table will be moved into the room and a new air conditioning unit will be placed inside the office. There is no specific purpose for the current City Manager's office, upon completion of this room.
Intern never arrived
Assistant City Manager Dylan Feik said that the student selected for the City Manager internship with Knoxville was given two months to report to work, but the intern never arrived.
Communication with the intern was poor, Feik said. The intern has been told not to bother coming to Knoxville.
The City has other applicants for the internship on file, but Feik suspects that all of them have likely found other internships. The discussion of how to move forward with the intern program will take place with City Manager Harold Stewart returns to work, likely on Monday, July 21.