At a special meeting on July 10, the board of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District made the decision to hire a second interim general manager.
Kelley Shively is currently acting as interim general manager, a position he has held since March when General Manager Hank White went on leave.
White has since resigned his position and taken a job with the Foresthill Public Utility District.
Hired as the second interim general manager is Gary Hoffmann, who recently retired after working as the senior sanitary engineer for the California Department of Public Health. Hoffmann also worked for the State Water Resources Control Board.
Hoffmann was hired at $75 an hour or a yearly equivalent of $156,000. In addition he will receive the use of a vehicle, phone and laptop. Shively makes $60.10 an hour or the yearly equivalent of $125,000 plus full-time employee benefits.
Board member Maria Capraun said Hoffmann would start as soon as his contract is finalized and would work for the district anywhere from three to five months. He will have the same duties as Shively but report directly to the board.
Hoffmann was hired to help the district which is currently short-staffed, especially in light of plans to move ahead with the retrofit of the Auburn Lake Trails Water Treatment Plant. Bids on the plant were due July 15.
The decision to hire Hoffmann was done in closed session but announced afterwards. Board member Norm Krizl said the vote was 3-2, with board members Bonnie McLane, Kathy Otermat, and Capraun voting for and Ray Griffiths and Krizl voting against.
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