NORTHPORT, New York, June 19
BY: Andrew Wroblewski
Northport Village has landed its new village administrator.
Timothy Brojer hails from Mastic Beach where he has served as the village’s administrator for the last four years, according to Northport Trustee Jerry Maline. In that time, Mastic has endured a rough patch, but Maline saw Brojer as a bright spot.
“They’ve gone through some tough times, and they continue to, [but we] were right to check into him because he’s performed well,” Maline said at the board of trustees meeting Tuesday night. “For personal reasons, he interviewed here… and we’re quite hopeful.”
The newcomer is set to replace former long-time village administrator Gene Guido, of Huntington. After serving as village administrator for three and a half years, Guido called it quits earlier in March, accepting a new position as a Town of Huntington building inspector.
Since then, Fred Mosher has stepped in as the assistant village administrator for Northport, but the board of trustees and Mayor George Doll voted on Tuesday to appoint Brojer as the position’s new permanent solution, with an annual salary of $105,000 per year.
“After extensive interviews and résumés, we chose [Brojer],” Doll said. “I know the [salary] sounds high, but it’s actually just slightly less than the average fee [for that position] in Suffolk County.”
Brojer is set to begin working on July 7, but will be allowed to start sooner if he chooses to do so. The board also noted that Brojer will pay 20 percent of his health benefits costs and will attend nightly meetings with Northport’s board of trustees and planning board.
The next regular meeting of the board of trustees will be held on July 15 at 6 p.m. at Northport Village Hall on Main Street in Northport.
Originally published: Long Islander News: Record (Thursday, June 19, 2014)