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Hernando reaches contract agreement with new county administrator

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BROOKSVILLE — Hernando County Commission Chairman Wayne Dukes on Monday finalized details of a contract with the commission's choice for a new county administrator, Len Sossamon.

Sossamon, 61, was expected to sign the five-year deal, which would include a $125,000 annual salary and $15,000 toward the cost of renting a home in Hernando County. Dukes allowed the conversion of the relocation fee to the cost of rent because Sossamon's wife will continue to live in Concord, N.C., for a year to finish her job there before joining her husband in Florida.

Sossamon's start date is expected to be in late May.

The contract includes a four-month severance package, a month less than David Hamilton, whom the commission fired late last year. A county car and reimbursement for continuing education were also deleted from the previous contract.

Dukes said he enjoyed the negotiating process and said that Sossamon's "professionalism was evident from the beginning.''

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