Ortonville Village

Village of Ortonville Ortonville Village Office 476 Mill Street Ortonville Village  Special Council Meeting May 5, 2016 Synopsis Trustees Present: Skornicka, McClerren, Brice, Eschmann, Dylus, Baker, Wills Absent:  None Meeting called to order at 6:30 p.m. Approved the agenda as presented. Separately interviewed the top two candidates for the position of Village Manager. Voted to make an offer to the selected candidate contingent upon a background check, reference checks, and salary negotiations, and to immediately hire the candidate upon their acceptance of the position. Special meeting adjourned at 8:57 p.m. Posted by Julie Hanna, Village of Ortonville Clerk.  A full copy of the minutes are available at the Clerk’s office located at 476 Mill Street, PO BOX 928, Ortonville, Michigan 48462 or on the Village Website @ www.ortonvillevillage.com. Publish in The Citizen 5-14-16

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Contact Us 2

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