New Clinton city manager to be sworn in Monday

Jan 03 Written by  STAFF REPORTS

The new Clinton city manager, Bill Ed Cannon, will be sworn into office Monday at the city council’s regular monthly meeting.

The Jan. 8 meeting was rescheduled because the Clinton City Council’s normal meeting day, first Monday of each month, fell on New Year's Day. The meeting will be at 6 pm in the PS Bailey City Council Chambers of the MS Bailey Municipal Center, 211 N. Broad St., Clinton. The meeting is open to the public, under the SC Freedom of Information Act.

Anyone who wants to speak before the council must register before the meeting starts.

Cannon was chosen over 26 other applicants for the position and brings 20 years of city management experience to Clinton after having served as city manager of Corbin, Kentucky, for 14 years and Wildwood, Florida, for six years. Cannon also brings 25 years of professional contracting experience in the field of civil engineering and land surveying, and holds registered professional certifications in both fields.

The other finalists identified by the city were Larry G. Fry, of New Mexico, and Evan Teich, of Michigan. Cannon will replace Interim City Manager Dale Satterfield, the city’s public works director, who filled in after the resignation of Frank Stovall who took a job in Virginia.

“I want to thank Dale for serving seven to eight months as the interim manager. We appreciate the extra work. We want to welcome Mr. Cannon to Clinton,” Mayor Bob McLean said during a Dec. 29 meeting when the council members voted for and signed Cannon’s contract. Cannon’s first day was Jan. 2.

In addition to Cannon's swearing in, council will proclaim January as Birth Defects Prevention Month and Blood Donor Month in the city.

Council will present awards to Christmas Parade, Spirit of Christmas Decorating Contest and Window Wonderland winners. It will adopt a safety policy statement, and will consider a resolution adopting the Municipal Association of South Carolina's 2018 legislative agenda.

Final action will be taken on the sale of 202 West Main St. Awards for water plant operations and budgeting also will be presented to the city and its personnel.

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