City manager hiring allows us to move on; Big thanks to festival organizers

As it turns out, Acting City Manager Kathy Angerer was indeed appointed as the city’s new city manager.
That appointment happened at a special meeting held last Friday evening with all councilmembers present, including Mayor Karen Majewski. A regular city council meeting on Tuesday of last week resulted in a walkout by Councilmembers Ian Perrotta and Andrea Karpinski before the resolution to hire Angerer could be voted on.
Their absence caused a lack of a quorum, thus preventing a vote.
On Friday, as expected, Angerer received the support of Councilmembers Anam Miah, Abu Musa, Saad Almasmari and Fadel Al-Marsoumi. Mayor Majewski also was in support.
Councilmembers Perrotta and Karpinski voted in opposition.
We are not going to hash over the details of the division here. Instead, it’s time to move on and accept the appointment.
We have said before that we think Angerer has done a good job for the past year in her role as acting city manager, and that searching for a new person to take over would be a waste of time and money.
Angerer, we think, has proved herself.
We look forward to continued progress in the city.
And while we are in a thankful mood, a big congratulations goes out to the organizers and many volunteers who put together this year’s annual Hamtramck Labor Day Festival.
Despite some rainy moments, the festival looked like another success.
Thanks to all who helped out and those who spent some time with us this weekend. The only downside is that this past weekend signals the coming end of summer and the return – and we shudder to say this – of cold weather.
The Beach Boys released a “best of” album called “Endless Summer.” If only that could be true for us winter weary Michiganders.

Sept. 7, 2018

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