The City Council chose to terminate Looney’s contract after several months of deliberation in executive sessions about his professional and personal conduct.
Smith has been assistant city manager and Public Works director since before Looney came on the job in 2018.
If the council chooses to appoint Smith as interim city manager, she will immediately assume the powers and duties of the position. She served as a temporary city manager for Granite Shoals in 2018 when former City Manager Ken Nickel resigned.
Granite Shoals also has a vacancy at city secretary that will be discussed and possibly temporarily filled during the same meeting. Susan Nevills, the current Granite Shoals city accountant and deputy court clerk, is up for appointment as interim city secretary. She has served Granite Shoals for 9½ years, starting as the city finance clerk.
Those holding the positions of interim city manager and interim city secretary will temporarily bear the powers and duties of the roles until the positions are filled.
The Thursday special meeting is open to the public. City Hall is located at 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road.