|10/2/2012 12:40:00 AM|
Chappell makes it official
New county manager signs 2-year contract
Toby Chappell has officially signed a contract to become the next Greenwood County manager.
Chappell met Saturday with Greenwood County Council chairman Robbie Templeton and formally inked the deal. Templeton provided the Index-Journal with a copy of the contract Monday morning.
Greenwood County Council voted - by a count of 6-1, with Chuck Moates dissenting - last week to offer Chappell the job. Chappell currently is the county manager in Gates County, N.C. He is expected to begin work in Greenwood in November.
Chappell, a graduate of Appalachian State University with a master's degree in public administration from North Carolina State University, has been the county manager in Gates County since October 2008. Prior to that, he had a 10-year stint with the City of Raleigh Police Department, where he served as a police officer, a field operations sergeant and worked in internal affairs.
Chappell beat out two other finalists for the Greenwood County manager post: former Greenwood County manager Bob Haynie and current Kiawah Island town administrator Tumiko Rucker.
Chappell's contract is for a term of two years and will pay him $110,000 per year. Templeton said it is a fairly standard International City/County Management Association (ICMA) contract.
The contract stipulates consideration will be given on an annual basis as to whether the county manager's salary will be increased. The county also will provide and pay premiums for health, hospitalization, surgical, vision, dental and comprehensive medical insurance for Chappell and his family equal to that which is provided to all other employees of Greenwood County.
SEE MORE IN TUESDAY'S INDEX-JOURNAL.
Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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Why DId Chuck
not make it unanimous? What does he know? Maybe he astutely figured out that Mr Chappell is "good ole boy" Mr Haynie .. Chuck's ole pal!?! We aren't "Green Acres" - we don't need the "good ole boy" network and we don't need Mr Haynie. Welcome Aboard Mr Chappell ... New County Manager and ALL NEW County Councilmen! That's what we need.
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