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Retired city manager hired as interim in Plant City

PLANT CITY — A familiar face is returning to the city manager’s office.

City commissioners on Thursday appointed retired City Manager David Sollenberger to take the place of outgoing City Manager Greg Horwedel on an interim basis. Horwedel is leaving to become deputy Hillsborough County administrator.

Horwedel, 52. was appointed city manager in 2010 after the retirement of Sollenberger, who held the job nearly eight years.

Sollenberger, 77, still lives in Plant City.

Sollenberger’s contract hasn’t been negotiated, but commissioners voted that he receive a no more salary than that earned by Horwedel, who was paid $135,000 per year.

Sollenberger’s first day on the job is expected to be Wednesday. City commissioners said they will release Horwedel from his contract three days after Sollenberger starts so he can take his new position with the county on March 31.

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