The Hot Springs Board of Directors named Bill Burrough the new city manager following a more than two-hour executive session Tuesday night at City Hall.
Burrough had been the city's interim chief executive since the board requested former City Manager David Frasher's resignation in June. He also led the city in an interim capacity for eight months following the August 2015 death of former City Manager David Watkins.
Burrough led the city's effort to secure a water supply from Lake Ouachita after being hired as deputy city manager in 2012.
The $165,000 base salary the board awarded takes effect Jan.1. Burrough will receive his current salary through the end of the year.
Burrough has received $2,400 a month in additional compensation while serving as acting city manager. The pay increase is kept in a payroll account separate from his $131,144 base salary as deputy city manager.
Burrough has been with the city for 16 years, serving as solid waste director prior to becoming deputy city manager.
The board also approved a $5,000 one-time bonus for City Attorney Brian Albright.