The Village of Oak Harbor is looking for a new administrator and plenty of people want the job.
Mayor Bill Eberle said 70 applications had been received as of the Feb. 28 application deadline for the position recently vacated by Robert Pauley. Pauley, who had held the position since 2009, left unexpectedly in mid- February.
Eberle said he will review resumes to weed out the first wave of candidates.
“A lot of them are health care people looking for work,” he told council during the mayor’s report portion of Monday night’s regular Oak Harbor Village Council meeting.
Once that is done, Eberle said he, the village solicitor and councilman Brad Weis will likely scrutinize the remainder and “narrow it to a tighter group before I bring it in to council.” He invited council members interested in the process to join them. A timeline for the filtering process was not discussed.
The job is currently being held by interim administrator Randy Genzman, the village’s operations manager. His job for years had been to oversee transportation, public works and the parks and recreation program.
Genzman, a 22-year veteran of the village work force, confirmed last week that his application is among those applications now in the hands of the mayor.
“We’ll see what happens,” he said.
In the mean time, one of his newest edicts as administrator appeared during Monday’s village council meeting. Genzman held up a sheet with village operation updates provided by all department heads. He noted that those updates had been sent to each council member’s email account. And, if anyone had not received the updates, Genzman asked them to contact him for a copy.