Oskaloosa city manager search starts over

Back to square one.  Oskaloosa’s search for a new city manager has come up empty, according to Mayor David Krutzfeldt.

“Surprising to all of us, as we went through the interview process, we didn’t think there was a good fit for the city.  And so we’re going to start all over again.  And we were trying to get people in during December and we think that actually worked against us.  Our hope was that we could get it done so the new Council didn’t have to go through that process at the same time as (working on the) budget. (It) didn’t work out.”

At Monday night’s (1/3) meeting, the Oskaloosa City Council voted to hire a new search firm, Hinson Consulting LLC of Washington, Iowa, to find a new city manager.  The City has been on the lookout for a city manager since Michael Schrock stepped down in October to become city manager in Ankeny.

Also at Monday’s Oskaloosa City Council meeting, four newly elected council members took their oaths of office.  Janet Hermsen in Ward 1, Ronda Almond in Ward 3 and At-Large members Charlie Comfort and Lisa Ossian.  The Council also approved a 15 year operating agreement between the City and the Mahaska County YMCA to operate the new Y.


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