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Frostproof plans to shave 11 years off sewer debt

FROSTPROOF — City residents moved 11 years closer to relief from some of the highest sewer rates in Polk County and several months closer to a new city manager.

The City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to pursue refinancing its municipal sewer system debt through a 15-year bank loan that would refinance an existing $1.1 million debt not scheduled to be paid off until 2043.

It also agreed to a plan to search for a new city manager to succeed Tenny Croley, who informed the council earlier this month she intends to retire July 5.

But Mayor Rodney Cannon announced at Monday’s council meeting that Croley had agreed to delay her retirement for a while if the council gets close to selecting her replacement.

Cannon also told the council he spoke last week to Amy Arrington, who was fired last month as Davenport city manager, about becoming Frostproof interim city manager if necessary. Arrington said she would serve in the interim post but was not interested in the permanent job.