By Charles Sercombe
A familiar face will be filling in as city manager.
In a special city council meeting Wednesday, Max Garbarino was tapped as interim city manager.
Garbarino is currently serving as the city’s director of community safety and services.
City Manager Kathy Angerer recently announced her resignation, effective July 15. She has said that she has a new job, but declined to say where.
Garbarino is the city’s former police chief.
According to the council resolution hiring Garbarino, which was presented by City Councilmember Mohammed Hassan, Garbarino will be paid $10,000 a month and will continue to receive his current benefit package.
In the meantime, the council also set into motion a request for proposals from search companies to find “qualified and experienced city managers” to apply for the job.
That process can take a few months, according to past experiences the city went through.
Angerer has held various roles in the city, until she was appointed interim city manager in 2017 after former City Manager Katrina Powell’s contract was not renewed by the then-council.
Angerer eventually became the city’s full-time city manager in 2018. Her current contract has no expiration date. According to her contract, she had to give at least a 30-day notice that she would be leaving.
Hamtramck has had four city managers, and also a few interim city managers, since the city changed its charter to a city manager form of government.
The city had been under the control of state-appointed emergency managers because of past financial crises.
Posted July 1, 2022