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Candidates interviewed for Campbell administrator post

Published: Fri, January 21, 2011 @ 12:04 a.m.

Staff report


Mayor William VanSuch is interviewing candidates for the job of city administrator, he confirmed Thursday.

One of three candidates is Lew Jackson, who has been in the post since December 2007. VanSuch would not say who the other two candidates are.

He said he intends to make up his mind within a week.

The position, which had been part time when Jackson was appointed, is now full time and pays $30,000 a year.

According to the city’s home-rule charter, the city administrator is responsible for the general supervision and proper operation of the police, fire, street and parks and sewage-treatment departments.

The administrator is the manager of the water department and is a purchasing agent for all city departments.

VanSuch, the former council president, became mayor Jan. 5 after former Mayor George Krinos resigned.

VanSuch dismissed Krinos’ full-time secretary, Denise Sarigianopoulos, with a termination letter Jan. 7, he said.

His new secretary is Judie Clement, a former clerk of council, who began work Jan. 10.

“I wanted someone I was comfortable with, and Judie has a lot of experience,” he said.

Clement’s work-weeks will not exceed 30 hours, he said.

The full-time secretary had been an issue with council because the city didn’t appropriate money to pay her $21,000-a-year salary.

Krinos, who began his two-year term in December 2009, told council in January 2010 that he would forgo his city health-care benefits to pay for the secretary. But in March, he began taking those benefits again.

VanSuch said he is taking his benefits, but, as a single person, his are only $4,000 a year vs. Krinos’ family plan at $16,000. He said that the city is saving around $16,000 a year because his benefits cost less and his secretary is part time.


1L0L(660 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Oh I didn't know the job was open for applications.... Public job shouldn't it have been posted?? Maybe thats why the other two candidates will not be mentioned. Dill is one of them and the other is probably a friend or family member. And shouldn't a public job be made public such as who's applying? Its funny how the council always was on Krinos about what he did now one of them are in there and now its ok.

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2MichaelG93(79 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago


I'm pretty sure that the administrator's job is appointed by the Mayor. He gets to pick who he wants just like when Krazinos got to pick Lew Jackson. Council was on Krazinos's back because he did things that your not allowed to do. LOL, if you follow rules and don't have benders every other night, life is pretty easy!!

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3Diebold2000(38 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Does it really matter? After all this Campbell we're talking about. Why worry about what is right now? Last one out shut off the lights!

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4LongArmODLaw(22 comments)posted 3 years, 8 months ago

Am I the only one who sees the absurdity in having a City Administrator? A city that small has no need for such a position; especially at that inflated salary (quote fails to include cost of benefits, PERS, workers comp) The real figure is likely closer to $50,000. I believe it is the mayor's job to supervise the police, fire, street depts, please correct me if I am mistaken. In addition, the last time I looked all the departments already have an administrator. The mayor should become fiscally responsible and do his job, instead of hiring someone else to do what he was appointed/elected for. Furthermore, use those funds to hire what that city really needs more police!

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