Agreement specifies Alligood’s salary, benefits

Published 1:32 am Sunday, April 28, 2013

When Washington’s new city manager, Brian M. Alligood, begins working for the city July 1, his annual base salary will be $127,000, according to a copy of the employment agreement between Alligood and the city.

The agreement calls for Alligood, currently county manager for Granville County, to serve as city manager from July 1 to June 30, 2015. The council has the option to extend Alligood’s term as city manager.

Attempts to contact Alligood on Saturday were unsuccessful.

Alligood grew up in the Plymouth area, according to Mayor Pro Tempore Bobby Roberson.

Roberson discussed that the City Council likes about Alligood.

“He has a variety of experiences with different agencies. He’s worked for NCDOT in the highway-maintenance end. He’s a civil engineer. He was on the EMS side in some county government stuff. He’s a county manager, as well,” Roberson said. “I think the diversification that he has and his age, I think he’s 46, was appealing to us. Plus, he’s dealt with a larger jurisdiction, an entire county. I think that was more in line with what we were looking for.”

Under terms of the employment agreement, Alligood will receive a car allowance of $400 a month. Alligood will be required to live in the city within six months of employment with the city. The city will pay up to $5,000 in relocation expenses. The city will pay premiums for life, major medical and other group insurance for Alligood, the same benefits other city employees are entitled to, according to the agreement.

Alligood has been county manager in Granville County since 2006. Currently, he oversees a county budget of more than $50 million and more than 250 full-time employees. Previously, Alligood served as town manager for Boiling Springs and deputy county manager in Granville County. He also worked for the N.C. Department of Transportation and Western Carolina University Medical Service.

Alligood will replace Josh Kay, who resigned in March to take a position with Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility. He and his wife, Lauren, are South Carolina natives and the move will bring them closer to family. Kay began working in Washington in August 2011.


About Mike Voss

Mike Voss is the contributing editor at the Washington Daily News. He has a daughter and four grandchildren. Except for nearly six years he worked at the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., in the early to mid-1990s, he has been at the Daily News since April 1986.
Journalism awards:
• Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, 1990.
• Society of Professional Journalists: Sigma Delta Chi Award, Bronze Medallion.
• Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award.
• Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Public Service Award, 1989.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 1990.
All those were for the articles he and Betty Gray wrote about the city’s contaminated water system in 1989-1990.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Investigative Reporting, 1991.
• North Carolina Press Association, Third Place, General News Reporting, 2005.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Lighter Columns, 2006.
Recently learned he will receive another award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Lighter Columns, 2010.
4. Lectured at or served on seminar panels at journalism schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, Columbia University, Mary Washington University and Francis Marion University.

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