Vernal City will soon be on the hunt for a new City Manager. After several decades of service in the position, City Manager Ken Bassett has announced his retirement to take place in June of 2017. Mayor Sonja Norton discussed the process of hiring with the City Council duringWednesday’s meeting. “We are looking at getting this [job announcement] out the first of September,” shares Norton, “and we will be getting a group together to look at starting interviews around the first of the year.” The minimum recommended requirements discussed during the meeting included a 4-year degree from a recognized college or university in Public Administration or a related field as well as at least 5 years of related work experience including 3 years in a supervisory capacity. The Council explored job descriptions for City Manager positions from around the state as the City Manager job announcement is fine tuned.