• warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ed_classified_link_alter() expected to be a reference, value given in /home/soloneconomist/www/www/includes/common.inc on line 2968.

Ely City Administrator Hoy leaving post

City hopes to choose replacement at the end of the month
Ely City Administrator Denise Hoy’s last day on the job is Friday, June 14. The city is searching for a replacement with formal interviews scheduled for the end of the month.

ELY– The City of Ely hopes to land a new City Administrator by the end of the month.
The members of the Ely City Council voted at an April 25 session to accept the resignation of current City Administrator Denise Hoy, who took a new position as City Clerk for the City of Ankeny.
Her last day on the job will be Friday, June 14.
She’s moving back to central Iowa to be closer to her children and grandchildren in Conrad and Knoxville.
“Ankeny’s right in the middle,” Hoy said.
She joined the City of Ely in January of 2017 after over two decades working for the City of Conrad.
“We appreciate all the work Denise has done for the city in the past two-plus years, bringing structure and organization to the city and putting Ely in a position to move forward,” Mayor Eldy Miller said in his monthly newsletter.
At the April 25 meeting, council members voted to obtain the services of Pat Callahan of Callahan Municipal Consultants to recruit a replacement with a tentative date of interviewing candidates June 28 and 29.
Callahan assisted the city in the search for an administrator in 2016 and offered the same rate. Council members also discussed temporary measures to fill the position on an interim basis, according to the city’s minutes.
Callahan presented a tentative timeline at a May 6 meeting, and council members approved a contract for his services in the amount of $8,020.
The city also agreed to advertise the position on the websites of the International City/County Management Association, the Iowa League of Cities and the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities.
Hoy was instructed to contact Cindy Kendall of CKendall Consulting, LLC to discuss the options for interim assistance with city administration and to schedule a meeting with the council’s personnel committee.
“There is a lot of end-of-fiscal-year work that needs to be done and Cindy has plenty of experience in this area,” Miller noted.
Council members set the pay range for the position between $60,000-$80,000 at a May 13 meeting in hopes of attracting an experienced candidate.
The application deadline was June 10, Hoy said, with council members expected to pre-screen candidates via video conferencing.
Formal interviews will be held Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, she added. Final candidates interview with city staff and participate in an open house Friday, with council interviews Saturday.
Hoy said council members hope to make a decision yet Saturday, June 29.