B.E. council to begin looking for new administrator

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 Blue Earth’s search for a new city administrator may be short and not be a long, drawn-out process.

After three months on the job, City Administrator Kim Moore submitted a letter of resignation following a job performance review Tuesday night.

City Council members met behind closed doors for nearly one hour before giving Moore an “unsatisfactory” job rating.

“We asked her to resign the next day. She didn’t have to, she could have forced us to go to the next step,” says Councilman John Huisman.

Moore was one of three finalists interviewed last February to replace Tim Ibisch, who accepted a position of city administrator in Kasson.

Under a two-year contract Moore was scheduled to start on April 1, however, she began working on March 9.

Huisman says the council and Moore agreed that no details of her job review would be made public if she agreed to step down.

“There was no one area she was deficient,” says Huisman. “It was multiple areas of not getting the job done.”

At Monday night’s meeting, council members are expected to accept Moore’s resignation and discuss plans to hire a new administrator.

That discussion could end up being a short one, according to Husiman.

“We’re going to offer the job to Mary Kennedy, to see if she is still interested,” he says.

Kennedy was among the finalists who were interviewed last February. She is employed with Community and Economic Development Associates in Chatfield (CEDA) and serves as an economic development specialist for Blue Earth.

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