Supervisors approved a $40,000 per year public relations contract with Strategic Marketing Group LLC during a special called meeting on Monday.
Strategic Marketing Group LLC, whose principle is Heath Hall, began a contract with the county in March 2013, which was later terminated in June 2013, according to board minutes.
According to the agreement, SMG will "manage the implementation of a public relations/branding plan for Madison County.
Some of the duties involved include managing press conferences, writing releases, implementing and maintaining a Facebook page, and daily consultation with the county administrator and supervisors in implementation of said items.
The firm is to be paid $3,333.33 per month and the contract is set to expire Sept. 30, 2016.
Board President Karl Banks, District 1 Supervisor John Bell Crosby and District 3 Supervisor Gerald Steen voted in favor of the contract.
District 2 Supervisor John Howland and District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffith were absent from the meeting. Rest of article.
Karl is suddenly voting with Gerald to hire back Gerald's guy. Purely coincidental. Nothing to see here. Move along.