POSTED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 4:20pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 4:37pm
SOCORRO, TX — Contract talks did not make it to black and white in hiring Patrick Kelly as the new fire chief for Socorro.
Kelly was one of four finalists approved in council for the position, however negotiations broke down between him and the City of Socorro, according to city officials.
“Unfortunately these contract negotiations are confidential , but I will say it’s our responsibility to work out an agreement that is best for City of Socorro Citizens and during our dialogues with Mr. Kelly it became apparent we were not going to hammer out a good deal,” Willie Norfleet, Jr., City Manager.
The City Manager will now select a new candidate from the four finalists who were approved by city council earlier this month.