Following an executive session at last night’s council meeting, Bellville has announced a new hire to the village administrator position; Larry Weirich will join the village government ranks beginning Oct. 5.
Weirich, a Clear Fork High School graduate, comes to Bellville with a host of state, county and local administrative experience. Weirich retired as the Richland County Transporation Administrator for the Ohio Department of Transportation. He also worked as a heavy equipment operator for the Richland County Engineer’s Office for 16 years.
“We really liked his street and highway experience,” said Bellville Mayor Darrell Banks. “Larry will oversee our streets, parks, water and sewer departments, so his experience was an important factor in our decision.”
Currently, Weirich serves as a Perry Township Trustee, as well as a school bus driver for Clear Fork Valley Local School District.
Weirich’s hiring is a result of a collaborative interview process among the mayor, council members and current Village Admisnstrator Churck Pscholka.
“We all met to speak with candidates for the position,” said Banks. “I made my recommendation and council approved the hire last night.”
Weirich has been hired to take over the position in an expanded capacity and will attend bi-weekly council meetings, as well as head additional village departments. The position will pay $20 per hour at a part-time capacity and will limit Weirich to 260 hours in 2015 and 1,200 hours in 2016.