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Ridgewood will Likely Replace Ousted Manager Next Month

The council dismissed Ken Gabbert last August, and has been conducting interviews to fill his position since November, report says.

After months without one, Ridgewood will likely have a village manager by early March, according to a NorthJersey.com report.

The village has been without a permanent manager since the council dismissed Ken Gabbert in August, the report said. Clerk Heather Mailander has been temporarily filling the role since then, and likely will not fill it permanently, it said.

According to NorthJersey.com, the village council cut off applications when it received about 50 or 60 for the job, and has been interviewing candidates since November.

The village’s manager is its chief executve, and manages its day-to-day operations, the report said.

"The council has conducted an extensive search and has spent a good deal of time and energy to find the right person to fill the position," Mayor Paul Aronsohn told NorthJersey.com.

"My hope and expectation is that we select a village manager who is a proven leader, an accomplished manager and someone who understands Ridgewood and the challenges and opportunities before us."

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