By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Village of Edgerton has begun the process of finding a new administrator and has appointed its fiscal officer to be the interim replacement.
The Village Council met in executive session May 2 before its regular meeting to discuss the transition from Kevin Brooks to the next person. Brooks will work part-time to assist Dawn Fitzcharles with the duties of administrator while the village begins its search.
Brooks has been hired by the village of Montpelier to be its deputy manager. Brooks will become manager when the current manager retires.
In the meantime, Brooks will work about 20 hours per week to help out, Mayor Lance Bowsher said. The village and Brooks agreed to a three-month contract that can be terminated sooner if the village finds someone quickly, he said.
Brooks will stay on to help Fitzcharles get up to speed on two projects on the boards for the village: a solar array and the reconstruction of Depot Street.
Fitzcharles is excited about the opportunity and said she will apply for the full-time position.
Fitzcharles was named Fiscal Officer Jan. 19, 2015. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Defiance College and an Associates of Business Administration from Ivy Tech Community College.
Her most recent accounting experience is in non-profit accounting. Fitzcharles is a 2004 graduate of Angola High School and lives in Edgerton with her husband and two children, according to the village website.
The council’s only action was moving money into accounts to cover refunds for local tax returns. Bowsher said the village is adjusting to the higher income tax and will be able to get a handle on how much the account requires.
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