Ten people have applied for the job of Brownwood city manager, and two to four more are expected to apply, Brownwood City Council members learned Tuesday.

Former City Manager Gary Butts, who was recently hired as a temporary consultant to help with the budget and city manager search, briefed council members on the process.

The council signed off on a tentative timeline that projects a city manager being chosen in mid-August.

Butts said all of the applicants are from Texas, and one, and possibly two, are women. He said some of the applicants are currently working as city managers, some previously worked as city managers and others have never been city managers.

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, the 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.

Council members are scheduled to select candidates for interviews on July 24.