Shinnston city council hires new city manager

SHINNSTON, W. Va. (WDTV)- Shinnston City Council has been looking for a new city manager for the last couple weeks. Council members made a decision, Thursday night.

Al Hammond received the call from the mayor that he was the man selected for the job. After an executive session, city council discussed the final candidates and voted. Five members voted in favor of hiring Hammond, while two voted against.

When the mayor called Hammond, he accepted the job. He'll start tomorrow.