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Tony Sears

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Kinston Free Press

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Kinston Free Press

2103 N Queen St

Kinston, North Carolina,28501

United States

Company Description

The Free Press is the official student newspaper of the University of Southern Maine. Our mission is to be the definitive source of news and commentary for the USM community. We are funded by advertising sales and through a student activity fee. The Free Pre...more

Background Information

Employment History

City Manager

Mayor


City Manager

City of Kinston


Town Manager

Town of Kenly


City Manger

City of Randleman


Affiliations

Pride

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Alderman Meeting

Board Member


Education

Master's of Public Administration

Appalachian State University


bachelor's degree

political science

Appalachian State University


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KFP: Tony Sears is new Kinston city manager - BJ Murphy, Mayor of Kinston

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KFP: Tony Sears is new Kinston city manager
KFP: Tony Sears is new Kinston city manager Tony Sears, 34, who is currently serving as Randleman's city manager, was tapped as Kinston's newest city manager Monday. Sears is scheduled to start work Nov. 2. In brief remarks before the council Monday, the new city manager said he was looking forward to coming to Kinston. "Obviously Kinston has some issues, and I look forward to sorting those out and helping the city move forward," he said. Before coming to Kinston, Sears spent nearly seven years as city manager of the town of Randleman. Sears is married with two sons, ages 9 and 7. Monday was his youngest son's birthday. He attended high school in the Wake County town of Apex, and graduated from Appalachian State University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in political science, with a concentration in town, city and county government. He also minored in community planning and history. Sears earned his Master's of Public Administration from ASU in 2002. In addition to serving as Randleman's city manager, Sears interned with the town of Troy in 2000 and Apex in 2001. He was town manager for Kenly in 2002 and 2003. Sears will take over the reins from Interim City Manager Bill Ellis, who has been at City Hall since July 1. "I'm just happy to be here, and I just can't wait for 30 days to be up," Sears said. Name: Tony Sears


Mr. Cow Challenged Mayor BJ Murphy & City Manager Tony Sears - BJ Murphy, Mayor of Kinston

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Mr. Cow Challenged Mayor BJ Murphy & City Manager Tony Sears
Mr. Cow Challenged Mayor BJ Murphy & City Manager Tony Sears Mayor BJ Murphy and City Manager Tony Sears took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge after Mr. Cow from Chick-fil-A of Kinston challenged us!


Budget - BJ Murphy, Mayor of Kinston

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Kinston City Manager Tony Sears felt the council acted in a logical and responsible way to return the service to the city, and believed it was a good move.
"Only time will tell, but from a staffing standpoint, we're on the right path," he said. The rise in funds for street maintenance came in the 2012-13 fiscal year, City Manager Tony Sears' first. "He put me in a precarious situation during my first budget," Sears said. Sears said. "The thought was in 2002 when you got to 2012 that the revenue from the local option sales tax would be more than what the original revenue source would have been, and I think we were well underway to do that," City Manager Tony Sears told the members of the Kinston City Council recently. "I think, given the state of the economy in the '90s and the early 2000s, that that was believable." The state of North Carolina's and the national economy during the past four to five years has made it difficult for many communities to make up the difference, though, including Kinston. "We haven't received the gains that we thought we were going to get from the local options sales tax," Sears said. Earlier this year, as Kinston officials discussed the budget for the 2013 fiscal year, City Manager Tony Sears told City Council members the water and wastewater rates could increase by more than 10 percent to make up the difference by no longer being able to charge outside customers a higher rate.


Public Safety - Page 3 - BJ Murphy, Mayor of Kinston

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From left, Adam Short, community development planner; Bill Johnson, director of Public Safety; Kinston City Manager Tony Sears; Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy; Temple of Deliverance Pastor Robert Brown; and Rose Clark, president of the Mitchelltown Preservation Society speak to residents Wednesday at a Mitchelltown community meeting held at the Temple of Deliverance Worship Center.
On Wednesday, Johnson, along with Community Development Planner Adam Short, City Manager Tony Sears, Mayor B.J. Murphy, Mitchelltown Preservation Society President Rose Clark and Temple of Deliverance Pastor Robert Brown spoke to residents about how they can work with city officials to fix neighborhood problems, and what ordinances and laws the city can use to tackle blight in Mitchelltown and other parts of Kinston. "It's not a Mitchelltown issue," Sears said. "We have a city of Kinston issue." Sears, along with Short, told the audience the city needs stronger ordinances - and more money and people - to secure abandoned homes by boarding them up, to remove dilapidated houses, and lower the threshold of the value of repairs to a home, versus the home's value, before demolition is required. "The first step is, obviously, getting out of your own way," said Sears, who told the audience there are more than 200 residential structures in Kinston which should be demolished. Sears said a timeline has not yet been set for implementing the Urban Redevelopment Law, because the members of the City Council must decide which policies they want to pursue, and how they want to dedicate funding and personnel. "You won't get a timetable until the council decides what policies they'll put in place," Sears said Thursday. "To be honest, it'll take a couple months before we figure out what we want to do." Johnson, Sears and Short urged residents to call their offices - repeatedly if necessary - if they see a crime, a nuisance, a code violation on a property or other offense. City Manager Tony Sears: 252-939-3110 Community Development Planner Adam Short: 252-939-3269 KFP: Hundreds gather for sixth annual regional gang conference at LCC


Urban Redevelopment - Page 2 - BJ Murphy, Mayor of Kinston

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From left, Adam Short, community development planner; Bill Johnson, director of Public Safety; Kinston City Manager Tony Sears; Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy; Temple of Deliverance Pastor Robert Brown; and Rose Clark, president of the Mitchelltown Preservation Society speak to residents Wednesday at a Mitchelltown community meeting held at the Temple of Deliverance Worship Center.
On Wednesday, Johnson, along with Community Development Planner Adam Short, City Manager Tony Sears, Mayor B.J. Murphy, Mitchelltown Preservation Society President Rose Clark and Temple of Deliverance Pastor Robert Brown spoke to residents about how they can work with city officials to fix neighborhood problems, and what ordinances and laws the city can use to tackle blight in Mitchelltown and other parts of Kinston. "It's not a Mitchelltown issue," Sears said. "We have a city of Kinston issue." Sears, along with Short, told the audience the city needs stronger ordinances - and more money and people - to secure abandoned homes by boarding them up, to remove dilapidated houses, and lower the threshold of the value of repairs to a home, versus the home's value, before demolition is required. "The first step is, obviously, getting out of your own way," said Sears, who told the audience there are more than 200 residential structures in Kinston which should be demolished. Sears said a timeline has not yet been set for implementing the Urban Redevelopment Law, because the members of the City Council must decide which policies they want to pursue, and how they want to dedicate funding and personnel. "You won't get a timetable until the council decides what policies they'll put in place," Sears said Thursday. "To be honest, it'll take a couple months before we figure out what we want to do." Johnson, Sears and Short urged residents to call their offices - repeatedly if necessary - if they see a crime, a nuisance, a code violation on a property or other offense. City Manager Tony Sears: 252-939-3110 Community Development Planner Adam Short: 252-939-3269 From left, Kinston City Manager Tony Sears, Community Development Planner Adam Short, Mayor B.J. Murphy and Rose Clark, president of the Mitchelltown Preservation Society, tour Mitchelltown near College Street and Washington Avenue on Friday to discuss ways to improve blighted areas of the city. Rose Clark, president of the Mitchelltown Preservation Society, took Short, as well as Mayor B.J. Murphy and City Manager Tony Sears, on a tour of the neighborhood to show them the positive things that have occurred, such as the investment by homeowners in their properties.


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