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Bessemer city manager search begins again


Tom Stankard / Daily Globe

THE BESSEMER City Council discusses where to go next Monday evening after Daniel Wendt, of Monroeville, Ohio, rejected the city's offer to be city manager. From left are: Jim Trudgeon, city clerk; council members Robert Coleman and Linda Nelson; Mayor Kathy Whitburn; council members John Frello and Al Gaiss; and Michael Korpela, city attorney.

BESSEMER - After offering Daniel Wendt, of Monroeville, Ohio, the city manager position in May, the Bessemer City Council announced Monday the candidate has rejected their offer.

After interviewing eight of 28 applicants, the council agreed to offer him the job during a May 23 meeting. The council agreed offer him a first-year salary of $50,000 and a list of benefits.

On Monday, Mayor Kathy Whitburn said Wendt contacted her on May 26 and said he had accepted another position in a neighboring town in Ohio. Whitburn said Wendt said positive remarks about the city of Bessemer and its council....

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