Delavan could pick new administrator by March 15

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Saturday, February 26, 2011
— The Delavan City Council could pick a new city administrator from four finalists as soon as March 15.

Council members Monday chose four finalists, said Stephen Hintz with Public Administration Associates, the company the city hired to help manage its administrator search.

The finalists will be in Delavan on Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, for tours, meetings with department heads and a reception with the city council, Hintz said. They will participate in formal interviews and be given a writing assignment March 5, he said.

After that, the council could direct Hintz to make an offer to a candidate, he said. He expects that to happen some time between March 15 and 22, he said.

Here are the finalists:

-- Michael Hall is the finance and technology manager for the city of West Jordan, Utah. He started working for the city as a finance analyst in 2007. He has a bachelorís degree from Colorado State University and a masterís degree in public administration from the University of Utah.

-- Scott Hartman most recently was the Pingree Grove, Ill., village manager. He has worked in administration in Marengo, Ill., and West Dundee, Ill. He has a bachelorís degree from Thiel College and a masterís degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University.

The Pingree Grove Village Board on a split vote in May fired Hartman, according to a May 11 article in the Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago newspaper.

One board member said Hartman spent about $400,000 on a 2009 wastewater treatment expansion project without authorization. Hartman said the mistake cost $300,000. Hartman said he moved prematurely on the wastewater treatment project because he thought the village would get federal stimulus money, according to the Daily Herald article.

-- Dale Martin most recently worked as the city manager in Davison, Mich. He was fired in July on a 4-3 vote of the Davison City Council, according to a July 26 article in the Flint Journal. Some council members had accused Martin of lying to them, providing coy answers, and being disrespectful, according to the article. The moved spurred a recall election that ended in the recall of the cityís mayor and three council members.

Martin was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was an administrator in several Michigan villages and cities from 1996 to 2010. Martin holds a bachelorís degree from Alma College and a masterís degree in public administration from Oakland University.

-- Denise Pieroni worked for five years as the Barrington, Ill., village manager. She worked for the city starting in 1991. She has a bachelorís degree from Marquette University and a masterís degree in public administration from the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Pieroniís contract in Barrington expired in May 2009 and was not renewed, according to a May 19, 2009, article in the Barrington Courier-Review. At the time, Pieroni said she and the village ďseemed to differ philosophicallyĒ about how to achieve village goals and it was ďtime to separate,Ē according to the article.

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