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Aiken city manager resigns

Friday, June 6, 2014 4:59 PM
Last updated 9:53 PM
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Aiken City Manager Richard Pearce stepped down Friday.

The Aiken Standard reported on its Web site that City Council unanimously approved Pearce’s resignation during a special called meeting.

“Aiken City Manager Richard Pearce has tendered his resignation effective June 6, 2014,” The Standard quoted from a city news release. “Aiken City Council accepts his resignation with regret and with appreciation for Pearce’s more than 15 years of service to the City. This resignation has been given and accepted on terms mutually agreeable to all involved. All parties look forward to continued successes by our city. All parties wish one another well in all of their future endeavors.”

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jmo 06/06/14 - 06:38 pm
I wonder.....

what the whole story is in the situation.

scooter2762 06/06/14 - 08:05 pm
I've been hearing

I've been hearing speculations on the reason, but we probably will never know the whole story.

curly123053 06/06/14 - 09:23 pm
Oh Well !!

I am not surprised. A lot of people in Aiken were upset with his handling of the ice storm clean-up. He refused to allow SC DOT contracted clean-up crews to work within the city limits on storm clean-up. He wanted to make sure the City was the only one reimbursed for ice storm clean-up in the city and would only allow City Public Works to do the clean-up within the city. Many city streets had piles of limbs and trees long after the DOT contracted crews had cleaned up the whole county.

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