The Blountstown City Council interviewed three candidates in a special session today (Friday, July 15) and voted to hire Emory Pierce of Brooksville for the job. Pierce garnered 430 points, followed by Nathan Goodman of Blountstown with 347 and Don Hart with 270. A motion was made by Councilman James Griffin, seconded by Councilman Clifford Jackson and unanimously carried to offer the job to Pierce.During the interview, Pierce told the Council he would accept the $55,000 salary if he was selected and could start within a week. He will be notified today of the firm job offer. Pierce is a licensed civil engineer and served as public works director for the City of Brooksville from 1996 to 2009. He has a degree in business administration, as well as engineering, and experience in grant writing. He is currently a member of the Brooksville City Council after running unopposed. Five finalists had been named, but two dropped out just prior to the interview.
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