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Lee: City narrowing its choices for city manager
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Rincon City Council hopes to close in on a new city manager soon, Mayor Ken Lee said Monday.

Council members were expected to interview a fourth potential candidate for the post Monday evening during an executive session.

“We hope it will be wrapped up soon,” Lee said. “We’ll be close to narrowing it down to a selection. Hopefully, we’ll have a city manager in place soon.”

The city has received nearly four dozen resumes and applications for its city manager position, which has been vacant since Don Toms’ departure in January.

Lee said the city has interviewed “some pretty good candidates” so far.

Getting four interviews out of that list of applicants “is about par for the course,” the mayor added.

“Out of a pool, if you get 10 percent that are pretty considerable, that’s pretty normal,” Lee said.

Lee said the council will decide what to do next after the fourth interview, if it should narrow down its choices from those interviews or opt to talk to other candidates.

Rincon filled one of its top posts last month when the council tapped former Effingham County Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Bohannon as police chief. The position had been vacant for five months after Michael Berry was fired.

“I’m glad to have Mike Bohannon on board,” Lee said. “He’s doing a good job. Doing double duty with the police chief and the city manager has been challenging.