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Commissioners to consider city manager search

Sandusky Register Staff • Jun 17, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Sandusky City Commission will have a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to consider a proposal from a consulting group to search for a new city manager.

The proposal from Novak Consulting Group of Cincinnati, introduced to the commission at its last regular meeting, includes a fee of $17,500 with $3,000 in additional costs for printing, advertising and background checks.

The city also would be responsible for travel costs for the finalists who are interviewed.

The 16-page document outlines the qualifications and experience of its personnel, a project timeline and references to other cities in the United States where Novak has worked to hire managers before.

Under the proposed timeline, a new city manager would be hired by mid-October.

Novak also agrees that if the selected candidate leaves the position within two years, the group will perform the search again for no professional fee, only the costs of reimbursable expenses.

Don Icsman has been serving in a dual role as law director and interim city manager since November 2009, after Matt Kline was fired.

The legislation to be considered Monday and the proposal from Novak Consulting Group can be viewed below.

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