Sault Sainte Marie Michigan City Manager Spencer Nebel, a 31 year veteran of municipal management, has agreed to a contract offer from the Newport City Council to be Newport’s new city manager. Nebel will take over the reigns at Newport City Hall in mid-December.
Nebel was offered $115,000 a year salary plus health insurance and retirement benefits, car allowance and covered moving expenses. Nebel leaves his current job of 21 years with Sault Sainte Marie, with 10 additional years between two other Michigan cities.
A bit of a wrinkle developed in negotiations between Nebel and the city over how the retirement part of his compensation would be handled but that was settled today over the phone. So Nebel will get his contract approved by the Newport City Council tonight – a copy of which will be emailed to him tomorrow for his signature and email back. At that point Newport will have its new city manager.