CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Horry County Council will soon vote on the hiring of a new county administrator.
According to the meeting agenda, county council will vote on a new administrator on Tuesday.
Council chair Johnny Gardner wanted the five candidates to be interviewed publicly, but most council members disagreed. Gardner posted on Facebook previously, accusing several members of “effectively attempting a coup” to make interim administrator Steve Gosnell as permanent administrator before conducting the interviews.
When the public meeting started at 1 p.m., council member Johnny Vaught, who represents the Forestbrook area, moved to go into executive session for the interviews. After about five minutes of contentious discussion, council voted 10-2 in favor of the executive session. Then, they started interviewing the candidates privately in a conference room.
Gardner confronted Vaught before council voted.
Those candidates include:
- William “Jon” Caime, Laurens County Administrator
- Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-Myrtle Beach and Clemmons Law Firm
- Steve Gosnell, Horry County Interim Administrator
- Wayne Gray, senior vice president, Synovus Bank, Myrtle Beach
- William Shanahan, York County Manager