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David Bolling, a former Oliver Springs town administrator who had moved on to a similar post in Newcastle, Maine, was hired Friday afternoon as the new Kingston city manager.
Bolling replaces Jim Pinkerton, who retired from the job on April 30.
“I’m looking forward to jumping in with my sleeves up to go to work,” Bolling said after Kingston City Council unanimously voted Friday afternoon to hire him.
Bolling and McMinnville City Manager David Rutherford were the only two contenders for the post.
Two other finalists withdrew from the process prior to Friday's interviews, tours and meetings with the public and city workers.
Bolling, a Clinton native, will begin work on June 1. He will be paid a starting salary of $70,500, with that figure to be raised to $75,000 after one year with a satisfactory performance evaluation.
Bolling will also receive up to $5,000 for moving expenses.
More information will be available in Monday's Roane County News and at roanecounty.com.