Otsego commissioners pick salary for prospective city manager

Daniel Pepper

Otsego city commissioners settled on a salary to advertise the open city manager position.
Commissioners voted Monday, Oct. 16, to set the number at a range of $83,000 to $95,000.
Mayor Cyndi Trobeck said the range, recommended by the Michigan Municipal League, was just that.
“This is just a figure,” Trobeck said. “It’s eventually going to be based on what they bring to the table as far as education and experience.”
Commissioner Tom Gilmer said he thought the floor needed to be set above the highest salary of any of the city’s department heads.
Commissioners also briefly discussed whether they’d offer a car to the new city manager to use, but said the fact they bought one recently meant that wouldn’t be changing for awhile.
The salary range had to be decided for a packet being sent out at the end of October or beginning of November. The commission is now planning to interview candidates in December and pick a new manager in January.
Thad Beard resigned in September after more than 17 years on the job to take a new position in Rockford.
Finance director Matthew Storbeck, police chief Gordon Konkle and city clerk Angela Cronin are serving as co-city managers in the interim.


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