A New Village Manager Soon?

Eh, maybe not…

Red Fred checks in with another love letter:

to: Mark Thoman <markthoman@gmail.com>

date: Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 10:46AM

subject: Hey Idiot,

Don’t suppose you noticed the village website was off line this morning. Now there’s no link through to the Village Manager’s Office. And they been having executive session personnel meetings hot and heavy lately. Methinks they hired a replacement, probably Dave Van Voren, who used to work here and was replaced by Dave Fieldman.

Anytime you wanna wake up and smell the coffee, bro.

Can’t say about the website being down, but the VM link is definitely cold. My recollection is van Vooren is a likable guy, and started around the same time as Petrarca, 2002 or so, and he was the Deputy Village Manager. One budget session, maybe ’03 or ’04 he was on the hot seat, right when Rita Trainor started, maybe her first year.

The last time DG hired a VM, the two finalists were announced and introduced. Nothing along those lines yet. Council needs to make a call soon. Having the new hire in place before the ’09 budget workshops begin makes sense.

UPDATE Wed 9/24: Council met in closed session again last night, Red. MT

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3 Responses to “A New Village Manager Soon?”

  1. John Schofield Says:

    Now that the Village web site is back online, notice that there are no executive sessions noticed for this week. Not that they cannot go into one after the regular Tuesday evening workshop. Stay tuned.

    By the way, the Village’s Manager web page is still there -> http://www.downers.us/page/view/73

  2. markthoman Says:

    Fred’s been harping on Dave van Vooren since August. This is not the first time he’s made the claim. It fits his suppositions.

    I asked Mayor Sandack in writing on August 28th if van Vooren was a candidate and have not yet received a reply.

    Two of the three links to the Village Manager are inactive. weird.

  3. Elaine Johnson Says:

    Yep, I heard that too, but could get no official confirmation. That name sure has been bandied-about a lot and it is almost October.


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