John Klimm, Aiken's former city manager, has a new government job.
On July 2, the Rincon, Georgia City Council agreed to hire Klimm as the city manager, according to Rincon Mayor Ken Lee.
“We’re glad to have John on board," Lee said Wednesday afternoon.
Rincon is about 20 miles northwest of Savannah.
Klimm was one of three finalists for the job, Lee said.
The mayor described all the finalists as a good fit, but said City Council eventually selected the "most capable" candidate.
Lee would not disclose how much Klimm will make as Rincon's city manager and instructed the Aiken Standard to file an open records request. The Aiken Standard did so Wednesday.
Rincon lost its city manager near the end of March, Lee said, and began the search for a replacement shortly after. LaMeisha Hunter Kelly, the city's planning and zoning director, stepped up in the interim. Kelly will now return to her planning position, the mayor said.
Klimm left his City of Aiken post on Feb. 9, citing family health concerns.
As part of his departure, the City signed a resignation agreement with Klimm, which included lump sum and extended salary-based payments.
The City is currently paying Klimm $5,463.20 every two weeks and will continue to do so for a one-year period, which started April 14.
Klimm's new job does not nullify his Aiken resignation agreement, according to the City's attorney, Gary Smith.
In June, Klimm was the finalist for a city manager job in Americus, Georgia. He ultimately did not get that job.
Americus Mayor Barry Blount said a motion to hire Klimm – at a special meeting regarding the city manager – was never made.