Tony Carroll says he does not want a big salary to take the Summerville city manager's post.
Tuesday afternoon Carroll, a longtime employee with the city, accepted the council's offer. He will make $78,500 a year, which is less than what previous city manager Russell Thompson earned.
"I told them I did not want the world and the city cannot afford a big, huge city manager's salary. What they offered is plenty enough for me," Carroll said.
The previous city manager made about $87,000 a year.
Not a lot will change when Carroll officially takes the job on Oct. 1. As public works director, Carroll already made about $72,000 a year. He also had a drive-home vehicle and was vested in the city's retirement.
"It was not a big lucrative contract. It was pretty much like what I already have," Carroll said. "I've had a drive-home vehicle since 1993."
Although he still has a large-sized city truck, Carroll wants to get something smaller and assign his former work truck to someone in the utilities department.
"I need something smaller," Carroll said.