Thornville village administrator resigns
THORNVILLE – Village Administrator Chad Wilkins is resigning his position, effective Nov. 9, to become a property maintenance inspector for the City of Columbus. “It’s what I was doing for New Lexington,” he said. “All in all, it’s a better overall fit for me.” Wilkins, also a Hopewell Township Trustee, started in June. Mayor Gavin Renner said Wilkins’ resignation was accepted at a special council meeting Oct. 15.
“I’d like to thank him for his work dealing with a challenging project year that included an I&I sewer project, road paving, water tower maintenance and building demolition,” said Renner. “Additionally, he was instrumental in getting the village’s Facebook page up and running. He was an asset to the community and I wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Renner said it’s likely that while the village conducts its search for a new administrator, an interim village administrator may be appointed. He said the village administrator manages the water, sewer and streets departments.
The village administrator is appointed by the mayor with council approval. Renner said candidates may apply at the Thornville Village Office (740) 246-6020 or send resumés to 3 S. Main St., Thornville, Ohio 43076 ATTN: Mayor Gavin Renner.
Wilkins replaced former administrator
Ron Koehler, who held the post since 2005 before retiring in May. Koehler started out as interim village administrator under former mayor Dale Brussee and later took the job on a part-time, permanent basis under former mayor Beth Patrick.