Council pleased with Town Manager Veal's performance

After nearly six months as town manager, Boyd Veal seems to have quelled any of the Town Council's concerns about his ability to do the job.

The council voted Veal in as interim town manager after firing former town manager Chris Dorsey in a 3-2 vote in January. A month later, the council voted to make Veal the official town manager.

The only council member to voice any hesitancy was Bill Wallace, who said he didn't want the town to hire a caretaker instead of someone who would propel the town forward. (Read previous coverage at community.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/mar/12/veal-hired-full-time-signal-mountain-town-manager.)

Now, the councilman said his concerns have "absolutely" been satisfied.

"I think Bo Veal is doing a heck of a job," Wallace said. "The guy is very thorough, thoughtful, brings a new level of experience and maturity to that job.