Trumbull County commissioners approved the hiring of Mike Matas as county administrator and purchasing coordinator at a salary of $95,000 per year.
He is the first county administrator since 2006. Matas, of Cortland, who is Lake County budget director, will begin working for Trumbull on March 19.
Commissioners Dan Polivka and Mauro Cantalamessa approved the hiring at Tuesday’s commissioners’ meeting. Commissioner Frank Fuda voted no, stating again he did not think the county can afford the additional expense of Matas’ salary and benefits.