Tuesday night, the Selma Town Council unanimously approved an employment contract for incoming town manager Elton Daniels.
Elton Daniels will begin work on August 28th replacing retiring manager Jon Barlow who has been with the Town since 2014. Barlow is currently making $94,313. Daniels will be paid $96,000 his first year.
The 7 page contract requires Daniels to relocate to Selma within 6 months of his hire date and will be paid $2,500 for moving expenses. He will received $500 per month for mileage through February 28, 2018 or until he relocates from his current home to Selma.
Once he moves to Selma, Daniels will be able to use a town vehicle for commuting to and from work and will receive $45 per month for reimbursement for use of his personal cell phone. He will receive 2 weeks vacation time after 30 days on the job and will accrue 10 hours of vacation time each month. Sick leave will be given based on Selma’s personnel policy but will take into consideration his sick leave accrued while in Franklin County.
If terminated, Daniels will be given severance equal to 90 days of pay. If he resigns he must give the Town 30 days notice. He will receive a performance evaluation following 12 months on the job. The Town will also pay for a term life insurance policy equal to 1.5 times his annual salary. Daniels will name the beneficiary of the policy.
Mr. Daniels most recently had been the Assistant County Manager for Franklin County since 2014. Previously he was the town manager in Sharpsburg since 2011.
Daniels has a Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. He received the 2016 UNC-W MPA Alumnus of the Year Award. He is a member of the International City Manager Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina City/County Managers Association.