PALM COAST, Fla. — The Palm Coast City Council will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday to reconsider last week's vote for six city manager finalists.

  • The City Council's special meeting will be at 9 a.m. at City Hall, 160 Lake Ave.
  • Six finalists were selected by City Council members February 19
  • One candidate was inadvertently included on the short list because of a consultant's error

Ken Kelly, the county manager for the Eastern Regional Service Board in Newfoundland, is one of the six finalists approved by City Council members February 19. However, officials later learned he shouldn't have made the cut because he didn't have enough support.

The Council originally thought Kelly earned three votes, the minimum needed to move forward. Later they learned he only earned two votes. A city consultant made a mistake, said Cindi Lane, the city's communications and marketing manager.

The other five candidates are: 

  • Beau Falgout, Palm Coast's interim city manager
  • Matthew Morton, the former administrator for Duvall, Wash.
  • Donald Kewley, Ashland Fiber Network operations manager in Ashland, Ore.
  • James Drumm, manager of Brunswick, Ga.
  • Robin Hayes, city manager of Mount Dora in Lake County

A public reception with the finalists is set for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 7 at Palm Coast City Hall. Council interviews with the candidates at public meetings are tentatively scheduled for March 8 and 9.