Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | 8:32 p.m.
The Henderson City Council Tuesday approved a contract for new City Manager Jacob Snow.
He will begin work with the city April 2 and will be paid the standard city manager salary of $225,000.
“I’m thrilled and really excited to be here,” said Snow after the vote. “I think this is a great group of people to work with.”
Snow will be leaving the Regional Transportation Commission where he has served since 1999 and was responsible for its $500 million budget and a staff of 2,300.
Snow was chosen in early March by the council to take the place of Mark Calhoun, whose retirement is effective May 17.
A city spokesman said Calhoun is using his paid time off until he retires, allowing for Snow to begin working with the city next month.
Snow will come in to the city as it is facing a $13 million budget shortfall. He said his first order of business as city manager is meeting with department heads and the city’s finance department.
“I know (the city has) been going through some significant cutbacks,” said Snow. We’ll need to continue to work with the unions and be very focused on how we can save money.”