There’s no shortage of people wanting to serve as Fayette’s part-time village administrator.
After the Jan. 21 deadline passed, village council members had 13 applications on file.
The administrator will replace Tom Spiess who resigned Dec. 31. Spiess served on a full-time basis, but he advised council members that a part-time administrator would make more sense due to the village’s financial situation.
Three council members will join mayor Anita Van Zile in looking through the résumés to determine which candidates will be called in for an interview. Van Zile is hoping to add a community member to the committee, also.
Although council intended to have a new administrator in place by the first of February, Van Zile said it’s likely that interviews won’t be completed in time for the Feb. 14 council meeting.
Before an administrator is hired, Van Zile first intends to fill the empty police chief slot vacated by Rick Kline. Only two applications were received for that position.
Van Zile expects interviews to be wrapped up by the end of January.
In the meantime, acting chief Jason Simon remains the only full-time officer on the squad. He works with several part-time officers to fill the patrols.