Brownwood City Council members could choose a new city manager in mid-August, according to a tentative timeline.

Council members will consider approving a timeline at their Tuesday meeting that tentatively proposes interviews with finalists, and a selection of the new city manager, the week of Aug. 13-17.

The city has advertised the job in Texas newspapers, on the city’s Web site, and on Web sites for municipal organizations, a council agenda briefing sheet states.

The proposed deadline for taking applications is July 16.

According to the timeline:

July 17 — Council members will meet and review applications.

If council members determine there are enough qualified applicants to proceed, then the advertisement for applications will cease.

If there are not enough qualified applicants for a sufficient pool, the application period will be extended to July 31 with adjustments to the rest of the timeline.

July 24 — Council members will select three to five candidates for interviews. July 30-Aug. 3 — Possible dates for first round of interviews. Aug. 6-10 — Gary Butts will conduct additional background checks of top candidates. Aug. 13-17 — Possible dates for second round of interviews, and possible selection of a city manager.