MAYOR HERZIG LOOKS AHEAD
ONEONTA – Mayor Gary Herzig said he “would not be surprised” to receive applications from within City Hall from department heads seeking to succeed Oneonta’s third city manager.
City Manager George Korthauer, whose resignation was announced this afternoon, helped assemble “a really outstanding team of department heads and staff,” Herzig said in an interview a few minutes ago. “There are folks who have the expertise, have the dedication and have the willingness to work hard.”
The mayor said he only learned of Korthauer’s decision to retire on Friday, and that is is “too early” to predict how the search for a successor will proceed.
The first step, he said, will be to discuss the process with the whole Common Council, although he was unsure he will be ready to do so by its next meeting, Tuesday, Jan. 21.