published Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Randy Hemann turns down offer for Red Bank city manager

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    Randy Hemann, who has been offered the position of Red Bank City Manager position.
    Photo by The Salisbury Post

Red Bank’s first choice for its city manager position has declined the offer, city commissioners confirmed.

Randy Hemann — longtime executive director of Downtown Salisbury, Inc., in Salisbury, N.C. — turned down the offer this morning, Mayor Monty Millard said.

“He just didn’t want to move his family,” Millard said. “He said the time was not right for him.”

Millard said Red Bank had offered Hemann a salary between $85,000 and $90,000. He is currently making about $87,000 in Salisbury, according to the Salisbury Post.

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dennis said...

Very, very smart man not wanting to come to that redlight, redneck town.

December 20, 2011 at 7:35 p.m.
lookinfour said...

I was surprised that they publicly chose him before ever working out the details and getting an acceptance first. Their revised offer was equal to what his current position was paying him so Red Bank really gave him no incentive to move his family here. I think Red Bank commission really dropped the ball on the negotiating on this one. Now if they pick someone else from the list it will be known that this is a person the commission didn't want. So now Red Bank gets a second or third rate city manager.

December 20, 2011 at 9:25 p.m.
fairmon said...

Rejection couldn't happen to anyone more deserving than the city of Red Bank. It is sad they don't realize how poorly managed their city is.

December 20, 2011 at 9:35 p.m.
Pizzaguy said...

Is Red Bank within compliance for the state's new laws regarding red light cameras?

December 20, 2011 at 11:21 p.m.

Another entertaining episode of "The Red Bank Clown Show"!

December 21, 2011 at 7:30 a.m.

Ok so the guy puts his name in the hat for the job. He knows full well what the position is going to pay. Then tries to force Red Bank into giving him a raise before he even takes the job. Then when they decide to give him a bump in the starting salary he still declines to accept it. What a jerk! It is too bad Red Bank can't go after him for the time and money they have wasted on him. I will give him some free advice, if I were him I would not drive through Red Bank anytime soon.

December 21, 2011 at 7:46 a.m.
riverman said...

Guess God told him to stay in Salisbury, but not until AFTER, they raised his pay. What a hypocrite.

December 21, 2011 at 8:17 a.m.
ditdahdit said...

Mr. Hemann used this whole episode to his advantage very effectively. One only had to Google his name and look at his Linked In profile to know that there was almost no way he was going to leave his current position for the same money. Looks like he is a native of NC, went to college there, and has raised his family there. He seems like a good guy and was probably very qualified for the job, but at the end of the day he did a masterful job at getting a $12,000 bump in his Salisbury salary at the expense of a lot of wasted time by Red Bank.

December 21, 2011 at 8:23 a.m.
lookinfour said...

I don't blame him for refusing. People apply for jobs everyday and then refuse the offer given. It's business. This case just happened to occur in the public eye. Red Bank leaders should have done a lot more work before making this public. To me, they look like the fools. Salary and benefit negotiations should be left to experts and I don't believe the commission are experts.

December 21, 2011 at 11:12 a.m.
compspeed said...

Is it just me or does this guy favor Randy Quaid? Somehow having Cousin Eddie as RB City Mgr would seem to fit.

December 21, 2011 at 12:35 p.m.
lookinfour said...

LMAO compspeed. You hit it right on. Would he have moved with his 1982 Winnebago? He would have been a perfect fit for Red Bank. Darn it. I hope he reconsiders now just to add to Red Bank humor.

December 21, 2011 at 5:28 p.m.
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