The public is invited from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, Jan. 18, to meet Cannon at the MS Bailey Municipal Center, 211 North Broad St., Clinton (rsvp to Amanda Greer, 864-200-4501). At the Jan. 8 meeting, Cannon took the oath of office and signed his employment paperwork. He was one of three finalists announced by the City to replace Interim City Manager Dale Satterfield (Clinton’s public works director), who worked most of 2017 in place of Frank Stovall, who took a job in Virginia.
Cannon comes to Clinton from Florida, and he has extensive municipal engineering experience.
“Some of you might have thought I was a little crazy while interviewing, but this is the friendliest town I’ve ever been in and we’ve lived in four states. The staff here is phenomenal and is only going to get better. I appreciate this opportunity, and with the good Lord’s help, I will not let you down,” Cannon said.
The city council also presented awards for Christmas parade and decorating competitions.
The council’s proclamations designated January as Birth Defects Prevention Month in the City of Clinton and Blood Donor Month (the City’s blood drive will be Jan. 30). Part of a national campaign promoted by the March of Dimes and the National Birth Defects Prevention Network at the Centers for Disease Control, the Birth Defects Prevention Month 2018 theme is “Prevent to Protect: Prevent Infections for Baby’s Protection.” Information presented to the council indicated January is the most difficult time for blood donation agencies. The Blood Connection, this region’s blood agency, recently issued an urgent call for donations, because snow and ice in the Lowcountry cut down on donations there. Bailey Manor Christian Retirement Community had a blood drive Jan. 8, and Presbyterian College will have a blood drive Jan. 17.
Council also issued an employees’ safety policy statement, endorsed the 2018 Municipal Association of South Carolina agenda, and sold a building to a Greenville development group, JDI Fund LLC, for $29,104.83, which was the City’s original purchase price. The 1891 building was known as the L.H. Davidson Store.