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The Missouri Department of Economic Development has hired a former Jefferson City administrator who lost his city job as officials debated how to proceed with a new conference center.

The Jefferson City News Tribune reported Tuesday that Nathan Nickolaus started work as the state agency's general counsel. The department's current general counsel is leaving for private practice. Nickolaus says he is excited about the job. He previously was Jefferson City's attorney.

Residents of Jefferson City continue to voice their concerns with the City Council’s proposal for a new conference center.

The Council held its second public hearing on Thursday, to listen to comments on two existing proposals.

The proposals came from two different local companies, the Farmers Holding Company and the Erdhardt Hotels Group.

Jefferson City fires city administrator

Sep 17, 2013
Jefferson City
KBIA

Jefferson City is looking for a new city administrator after firing its current one. The City Council voted in a closed session Monday to immediately terminate Nathan Nickolaus’ contract.

Mayor Eric Struemph requested the motion to terminate, and it passed by an 8-2 vote. Nickolaus had been city administrator for 2 years and says the news was unexpected.

“It was very much out of the blue," Nickolaus said. "I think that things actually had been going very well recently, and I think we’ve been making a lot of progress in the city. So I was surprised, you know.”

Evan Townsend / KBIA

In late February, Jefferson City revealed it was facing a nearly $1.7 million dollar budget shortfall. Jefferson City Council members Monday voted unanimously in favor of bill 2012-148 which adjusts the city’s 2012-2013 budget.

In an effort to save the city money, two Jefferson City officials announced their resignation this week. But it hasn’t been enough to solve the city’s deficit.

Jefferson City Council shows support for administrator

Aug 14, 2012
jeffcitymo.org

The Jefferson City Council showed support for its City Administrator Friday whose job was in question following a controversial email he sent suggesting some funds for the fire department could be used for other departments.

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Jefferson City is one step closer to expanding its borders today.