One of two finalists for Milton City Administrator position withdraws

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Andrea Behling
Monday, August 11, 2014

MILTON—Brian Wilson, one of two finalists in Milton’s search for a new city administrator, has withdrawn from consideration for the position, according to an email from Mayor Brett Frazier.

In an email from Wilson to Frazier last Friday, Wilson wrote he feels that leaving his post as the town of Beloit administrator would be “giving up on the town of Beloit, and I do really see potential here for greatness.”

Wilson enjoyed the opportunity to interview but “after much reflection” decided to withdraw his name, he wrote in the email to Frazier.

“My staff here has supported me, and I will maintain my loyalty to them and stick it out here longer,” Wilson wrote.

The remaining finalist for the Milton job is Alan Hulick, economic development coordinator for the city of Janesville.

Milton is conducting background and reference checks on Hulick, and staff expected to be finished by the end of this week, Frazier wrote in an email.

Frazier expects the city council will review the background and reference check results on Hulick at the city council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 19.

At that meeting the council will discuss the position and the hiring process.

Frazier provided three courses the council might take:

-- Negotiate employment terms with a preferred candidate.

-- Ask to interview additional candidates from the original pool of 19 applicants.

-- Choose to conduct a full recruitment for the position.

Milton’s search for a new administrator began after former City Administrator Jerry Schuetz announced his resignation in July. Schuetz accepted a position with the Milton School District as communications supervisor.

The city interviewed seven candidates for the city administrator position.

The council Aug. 1 narrowed the pool to three finalists—Hulick, Wilson and Judy Weter. Weter previously served as administrator for the villages of Johnson Creek and East Troy.

After interviews Aug. 4, Milton announced the council had narrowed the search to two finalists—Hulick and Wilson.

The city will not make any additional comments at this time, according to the email.

The Gazette was not able to reach Wilson for comment before deadline.

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