Alachua County Commissioners Reach Out to Third Manager Candidate
ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla.-The Alachua County Commission will now approach their third choice for the job.
Approach is everything according to Alachua County Commissioners who say they scared away their first candidate for the manager job, James Bourey.
After county manager candidate number two Stockton Whitten also denied the offer, Commissioners say the process of finding the next in line for the job needs to be more of a courtship.
Alachua County Commissioner, Robert Hutchinson says
“Each commissioner needs to negotiate with the candidate and come up with the best deal and then we need to sort of compare the the notes in public as to what the final contract will be and we didn’t really realize that and neither did the applicant.”
The first two candidates were offered a initial base salary of 160-thousand dollars plus benefits.
The eyes of the commission are now on Charles Oliver of Pensacola who was the original number three choice.
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