According to the Mayor Ernie Wentrcek, Register was one of twelve candidates for the job. The council discussed each one, in random order, Saturday morning. It took about two hours to come up with the decision. The vote was unanimous.
Register admits even he was surprised, "I just got the call this morning asking if I would be interested."
Retiring City Manager Mary Kaye Moore will stay on through February 22. Register will train with her Monday and Tuesday. He'll take on the interim position Wednesday.
Mayor Wentrcek says the council would like to have the job permanently filled by October 1st but admits it may not be until the first of the year.
Register has openly admitted he does not want the permanent position and will hopefully return to B-T-U after serving as interim city manager.