By ZEINAB NAJM
Sunday Times Newspapers
RIVERVIEW — The City Council appointed Jeffrey Dobek as Interim City Manager following the resignation of Douglas Drysdale. Mayor Andrew Swift said Drysdale submitted his resignation on Aug.19.
Swift said Drysdale decided it was time to retire and move on to whatever is next for him.
Drysdale worked for the city for 22 years, first as director of Finance and then city manager after being appointed in 2013.
The council accepted Drystale’s resignation during an Aug. 23 special meeting. Dobek was appointed in the interim for a period of six months.
Swift and the city attorney will handle discussions with Dobek regarding the terms of his contact, which will be presented to council for consideration.
Swift said the decision to appoint Dobek was an easy one since he is assistant City Manager. During the six months, Dobek has the responsibility and authority afforded the city manager.
After the interim period is over, Dobek will either be offered the city manager position or the city will start the search for a new one.
Dobek also was appointed to represent the city on the Downriver Utility Wastewater Authority Board. He also will serve on positions, boards and commission previously held by Drysdale.
At the same special meeting, the council also confirmed Dobek’s appointment of Rob McMahon as treasurer.
(Zeinab Najm can be reached at [email protected].)