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Augusta deputy administrator Shanahan finalist for S.C. job

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 5:38 PM
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Deputy Administrator Bill Shanahan is seeking employment outside the city of Augusta.

Bill Shanahan (left), the deputy city administrator for Augusta since March 2011, is one of five finalists for manager of York County, S.C., a suburb of Charlotte, N.C.  FILE/STAFF
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Bill Shanahan (left), the deputy city administrator for Augusta since March 2011, is one of five finalists for manager of York County, S.C., a suburb of Charlotte, N.C.

Shanahan, a deputy city administrator for Augusta since March 2011, is one of five finalists for manager of York County, S.C., a suburb of Charlotte, N.C.

City Administrator Fred Russell said he was aware and “not surprised” that Shanahan, who did not return a call seeking comment, would seek work elsewhere.

“It’s obvious that exploring options are a part of these jobs,” Russell said.

Shanahan is up against former Sarasota, Fla., manager Bob Bartolotta; former McKinney, Texas, deputy city manager Rick Chaffin; Bibb County Chief Administrative Officer Steve Layson, whose job is being eliminated as Bibb and Macon consolidate; and Indian Trail, N.C., Town Manager Joe Fivas,, according to York officials.

“We’re looking forward to a highly-qualified county manager that’s transparent, a fiscal conservative that’s a team player and can deal well with staff,” said York Council Chairman Britt Blackwell.

South Carolina’s second-fastest growing county has a population of about 240,000 and is home to the municipalities of Rock Hill, Fort Mill and the county seat of York.

The county manager position, a role Shanahan held previously in Habersham County, Ga., answers to the county council and has direct oversight over the county’s more than 1,000 employees, Blackwell said.

The county has numerous ongoing capital improvement projects and founded in 1995 the “Pennies for Progress” program to pay for road infrastructure projects with a one percent sales tax, he said.

In Augusta, Shanahan has served as chief administrative officer over the city’s environmental services, recreation, utilities and emergency services departments.

York will hold a meet-and-greet with all five candidates Monday and will likely make a decision either Tuesday or the following Monday, Blackwell said.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/07/13 - 07:28 am
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God help Charlotte NC. Please. They were doing so good.

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God help Charlotte NC. Please. They were doing so good.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/07/13 - 07:30 am
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Charlotte does infrastructure first, not last. ARC does none.

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Charlotte does infrastructure first, not last. ARC does none.

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soapy_725 08/07/13 - 07:31 am
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Charlotte is a model, a benchmark for planned progress. ARC-NOT

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Charlotte is a model, a benchmark for planned progress. ARC-NOT

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/07/13 - 07:32 am
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Take Fred with you little leprechaun. Please. Please.

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Take Fred with you little leprechaun. Please. Please.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 08/07/13 - 07:35 am
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Will he alienate the Native Americans? Or Pow Wow them?

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Will he alienate the Native Americans? Or Pow Wow them?

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soapy_725 08/07/13 - 07:36 am
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ARC. Sharing a wealth of open/honest government. NOT

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ARC. Sharing a wealth of open/honest government. NOT

Augustaisdying
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Augustaisdying 08/07/13 - 07:52 am
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Good start

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Take Fred and the lousy commissioners with you.

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Little Lamb 08/07/13 - 08:48 am
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Most Discussed

Why in the world would they put this story on the Most Discussed list with zero comments?

The commission meeting Patch story is not on the list and it has five comments.

The algorithm is faulty.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 08/07/13 - 12:31 pm
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Good luck Mr. Shannahan.

Hope you get the job and I hope it is like dying and going to heaven. I'm sure you really want to leave the God forsaken RC government.

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corgimom 08/07/13 - 08:55 pm
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I'm thinking he couldn't take

I'm thinking he couldn't take any more of Fred.

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