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Council gives Coast RTA green light to hire new CEO

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The contract for a new general manager and CEO of Coast RTA has been approved by Horry County council members following a meeting Monday.

The approval comes weeks after the council said it was not pleased when the public transportation organization announced its plan to name a new CEO/General Manager before seeking the board's approval.

Coast RTA names new CEO

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Under the funding agreement established by the county and the public transportation system, the council must give approval for the hire of the CEO/General Manager position.

"[Horry County council] had a funding agreement. When Coast had a new CEO, what we wanted to make sure and protect is that there is no golden parachute or payout of an entire term," said Chairman Mark Lazarus. "It's a very simple contract and gives [Coast RTA] the opportunity to move forward and get their house in order."

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