BALLINGER - Ballinger City Manager Bryan Grimes announced Thursday that he officially accepted a position with the City of Willow Park on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

BALLINGER  - Ballinger City Manager Bryan Grimes announced Thursday that he officially accepted a position with the City of Willow Park on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Grimes was named the lone finalist for the city manager's position in the community of about 5,000 located in Parker County between Weatherford and Fort Worth, following his interview on Sept. 19.

Grimes will officially present his resignation at the regular meeting of the Ballinger City Council on Monday, Oct. 16.

The job in Willow Park begins on Dec. 1. Grimes, who started as city manager on June 2, 2014, said he continues to work on following through on negotiations with Lake Fort Phantom water project to make sure that water is secured for Ballinger for years to come.

"I’m hopeful that all of the agreements will be executed on the Lake Fort Phantom water plan will be signed before I leave," Grimes said. "I still care deeply for this community, this city council and my friends here."