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New Homewood Village Manager Appointed

Village President Richard Hofeld officially appoints Jim Marino as village manager in the wake of Ralph DeWitt's medical leave.

Village President Richard Hofeld officially appointed Jim Marino to the position of village manager, as of Wednesday, July 25.

"I'm looking forward to the opportunity," Marino said. "I've been with the village for 13 years. We have a great staff, very good department heads and managers and employees. I've worked with all of them, and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with them and the village board and help the village move forward."

During his 13-year tenure as assistant village manager, Marino has taken over as interim or acting manager on three separate occasions, according to a statement from the village. Most recently, he has served as acting manager since village manager Ralph DeWitt, who was sworn into the office in November 2011, left on extended medical leave this April. Hofeld declined to comment on the details of DeWitt's medical leave.

"Jim has been with the village for a considerable period of time," Hofeld said. "He's well-experienced in all facets of the village's operation, having been the assistant manager during that time. He's been the right hand of our village managers, going back to Dave Niemeyer, Mark Franz, and Ralph DeWitt, so he'll do a very fine job in that position."

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hope4peace August 03, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Is the new village manager responsible for the poison bath we're being exposed to tonight?
Nancy August 03, 2012 at 01:58 PM
"Residents are asked not to come in direct contact with the spray." My husband and I were sitting in our car outside of Millennium last night waiting for our daughter to come out after the Summer Choir Camp program, about 8:10 p.m.. I was sitting in the driver's seat and happened to look out the side mirror and saw this truck spewing something into the air coming down the street. We had our car windows open and the car was turned off. I turned the car back on, yelling out the window, don't spray that sh.. at us. They turned off their spray just before they reached the car behind us, and turned it on again as soon as they passed our car. Not two minutes later, all of the 7th and 8th grade students came out of the school right into this toxic chemical cloud. This was poor planning on someone's part, this spraying should have been done much later when the residents of Homewood were in their homes and not on the streets.

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