Weathersfield Township trustees have hired former township clerk David Rouan to be new township administrator and zoning inspector at a salary of $50,000 a year, under a three-year contract.
Details of the contract must still be compiled, trustee chairman Steven Gerberry said, after the appointment a special meeting Monday.
Rouan will start effective Jan. 1, and replaces retiring township administrator, zoning inspector and road department head David Pugh, whose salary has been around $63,000 a year.
Trustees narrowed a field of 18 applicants to five, whom they interviewed before Thanksgiving.
Rouan resigned as a township clerk in April 1990 to become the director of administration and government offices under Trumbull County Engineer David DeChristofaro, who later resigned in July 2011 after being named by the Ohio Ethics Commission in a probe of ethics violations.
Rouan retired from the engineer’s office in June 2011.
Since then, he has been working part-time teaching public administration in the graduate program of the University of Phoenix.
He has also been employed full-time as the chairman for the School of Business and School of Drafting and Design for ITT Technical Institute, in Youngstown.
As township clerk, he also owned his own business, Land Development Consultants.
He had been township zoning inspector and assistant to clerk James Pirko before being appointed as clerk when Pirko retired.
He was township clerk for 19 years after being appointed to the post and then elected to his first term in November, 1992.
He and his wife, Kim, and their two sons reside in the township.