Supervisors, Sweet agree on new four-year contract

The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors on Monday night unanimously approved a new four-year contract for County Administrator Jonathan Sweet.

Terms of the contract were not readily available Monday night, except for the length of the contract, however, Chairman Joe Guthrie said the terms are public record and would be available to anyone who asked to see them – as well as being made a part of the minutes of the meeting when they are approved in January.

“It would be my privilege to serve this board for that period of time, and even longer than that if its is the pleasure of the board,” Sweet said about the new four-year term.

Sweet expressed his appreciation and gratitude “not simply for approving the agreement, but just for giving me this privilege and honor to serve with you, for you and to serve this community and work alongside some of the most exceptional professionals in local government service. I greatly appreciate this. It is an honor, and I will continue to give Pulaski County my best years.”

“We appreciate everything you’ve done for us, and we’re delighted that we were able to find terms in which we can incentivize you to stay here in Pulaski County for a long-term future,” said board chairman Joe Guthrie.

He added the board is delighted with the progress the county has been making and looks forward to more in the future.

Sweet’s initial hiring was announced October 14, 2016 and his first day on the job was Jan. 16, 2017.