The City of Manchester has a new police chief and a new water and sewer department director.
At a previous meeting, city leaders voted to allow Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) to look over the applications and conduct interviews with candidates for police chief.
Those conducting the interviews were Red Bank Police Chief Dan Seymour, Algood Police Chief Dale Armour and retired McMinnville Police Chief Brian Denton.
The three men representing MTAS used a scoring system, with Manchester Assistant Chief Adam Floied scoring the highest.
City aldermen on Tuesday night voted 6-0 to hire Bill Sipe as the new police chief, replacing Mark Yother who retired in August. Sipe has worked for the city for several years and was carrying the rank of Major.
City leaders also voted 6-0 to hire Mark Parker as the new water and sewer department director. Parker is currently serving as the Assistant Director of Utilities for the City of Smyrna. Aldermen voted to approve a starting salary of $130,000 for Parker.