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New MSD executive director named

Published: Jul. 21, 2015 at 10:44 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 28, 2015 at 10:45 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who had a residency issue in his past has now been picked to lead Louisville's Metropolitan Sewer District.

Mayor Greg Fischer introduced Tony Parrott as his choice for executive director of the Metropolitan Sewer District.

Parrott comes to Louisville from Cincinnati where he was the MSD head. While working in the Queen City, Parrott was the subject of an investigation by Raycom News Network station WXIX about the residency requirement for city directors.

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The investigation revealed that Parrott did not live within the city, but in a neighboring county. It also discovered he had supplied a false address to the city. That address turned out to be a vacant lot.

Parrott was docked a week's pay and given 180 days to move within the city limits, but never did. In January, the Cincinnati City Council voted to changed the residency requirement, allowing Parrott to continue work.

When we took these questions to Mayor Fischer's office they responded by saying that Parrott was completely vetted and background checks were made to ensure he is the best candidate for the job.

Parrott brings some 30 years of experience to the position, 20 of those as a manager.

"One of the things I'm really excited about is, as the mayor mentioned, MSD has a great administrative team," said Parrott, "some of them I've also known as peers and colleagues over the past 10, 20 years. So I'm very excited about that opportunity."

There is no residency requirement for his job here in Louisville at MSD.

Parrott will begin work on Sept. 14.

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