New Knoxville hires new administrator


By Sandy Rose Schwieterman - For the Sidney Daily News



NEW KNOXVILLE – New Knoxville will have a new village administrator.

Mayor Keith Leffel said that Larry Kellermeyer will be replacing current Administrator Rex Katterheinrich, who is retiring. Kellermeyeer was hired Wednesday during the council meeting.

Kellermeyer works at Crown Equipment Corp. as global category manager. He earned his Business Management degree from Bluffton College after attending New Knoxville Local School.

Leffel did not specify an exact start date, but anticipated that Kellermeyer would begin in late Octoberr. His salary will be determined at the October meeting.

In related action, the council approved an ordinance waiving the requirement that the new administrator live within the village limits. Kellermeyer has a home two miles outside of town.

Council also approved an ordinance to accept an increase in State funding in the COVID Cares Act Funding from $49,577.03 to $74,577.03

They also approved a resolution to accept the amount and rates as determined by the Auglaize County Budget Commission in the amount of $37,432 for the General Fund and $28,412 for the EMS/Fire Fund.

Council also approved a second reading of an ordinance authorizing the execution of a contract with American Municipal Power to supply energy to the village.

Finally, the new Neil Armstrong Airport is officially part of the village after council approved an ordinance annexing 0.888 acres where the terminal sits.

Council adjourned to executive session to discuss property. No action was taken.

By Sandy Rose Schwieterman

For the Sidney Daily News

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.