Former Marine City manager to get $21,800 in vacation, sick time

By Tony Wittkowski | Local Government Reporter | The Times Herald

Marine City has been without a full-time city manager for about two and a half months, but it’s not done paying John Gabor.

The city commission will be asked at its Thursday meeting to approve paying Gabor nearly $21,860 for vacation and sick time he didn’t take as city manager.

“It’s a housekeeping thing,” said Don Tillery, the city’s chief of police and interim city manager. “Whatever sick time or vacation time he had accumulated he gets a payout for that.”

Gabor left Marine City for a job in Hamtramck at the end of January. He had worked for Marine City for seven years.

Marine City hired the Michigan Municipal League to find a new city manager, at a cost of $10,000.

Tillery said the job has been posted, but he is not aware of how many applications have been received by the MML. He did not know when candidates would be brought to the city commission for consideration.

Mayor Raymond Skotarczyk has said he hoped to have a city manager selected in June or July.

He was not immediately available for comment Wednesday.

Contact Tony Wittkowski at (810) 989-6270 or twittkowsk@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter @tonywittkowski.

(Author’s Note: This article was originally published on April 15, 2015)

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