by Jim Boyle
The Otsego City Council has accepted City Administrator Mike Robertson’s resignation.
Robertson was Otsego’s first City Administrator and served in this position for more than 12 years.
“The City Council greatly appreciates Mr. Robertson’s contributions and leadership for the remarkable change in the community during his tenure,” Otsego Mayor Jessica Stockamp stated in a press release
Under Robertson’s leadership, Otsego developed of two municipal sanitary sewer and water systems, constructed a public works facility, and issued permits for many new homes and businesses. Robertson managed staff of more than 30 people.
Highway 101 was also upgraded to freeway status with four interchanges in Otsego during Robertson’s tenure.
The City Council has not formally discussed the desired qualifications, experience and goals for the next person to serve as the City Administrator, the release stated.
At this time Finance Director Gary Groen and City Planner Daniel Licht will work together in assuming the responsibilities for administration of the City’s day-to-day operations in the interim.
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