The Vidalia City Council held a called meeting on the morning of Friday, October 27, during which it unanimously approved the termination of City Manager Nick Overstreet without cause.
The motion was made by Councilman Loyd Mobley and seconded by Councilman Bob Dixon after the Council spent over an hour in executive session discussing the issue. No further discussion was shared prior to the vote. Councilman Mobley had no further comments on the issue when asked. “Decisions like this are very difficult,” Mayor Doug Roper commented on the change. “Nick has made some lasting contributions to our city, and we will always be grateful for the time that he served. We wish him and his family the best in continued from page
their future endeavors.”
Overstreet has served as Vidalia’s City Manager since 2016, when he succeeded retired City Manager Bill Torrance. He will be paid a severance package through the end of this year based on a contractual agreement with
the City. “Much thought and consideration went into our final decision to part ways with Mr. Overstreet, but it is our job as the City Council to do what is best for the city,” Councilman Cecil Thompson emphasized. “I look forward to continuing to work for our city’s best interest.”
In the absence of a City Manager, former City Clerk and Finance Director Bill Bedingfield will take over an interim role as City Manager, which was unanimously agreed on by the City Council. According to the City Council the search for a new City Manager begins immediately.