Joliet council to vote on new city manager
By Bob Okon firstname.lastname@example.org October 14, 2013 6:44PM
Former Park Ridge City Manager Jim Hock is expected to be named Joliet's city manager on Tuedsay, Oct.7, 2013 | File Photo
Updated: November 16, 2013 6:23AM
The Joliet City Council is set to vote Tuesday on Jim Hock as the new city manager with a salary, according to sources, of $185,000 a year.
Hock has not been officially named as the council’s selection to replace Thomas Thanas. But several sources have said Hock, the former city manager in Park Ridge and currently community development director in Carpentersville, is getting the job in Joliet.
His salary would have to be approved as part of an employment agreement that will be reviewed by the council in closed session before voting on Hock for city manager.
“We’re going to discuss it in closed session and come out and vote on it,” Mayor Thomas Giarrante said Monday.
If the council approves the $185,000 salary, it will compare to the $189,000 base salary given Thanas when he started in 2008. Thanas’s contract includes other compensation, and his annual pay has ranged between $194,000 and $203,800, according to the city’s annual treasurer’s reports.
Thanas told the city council in May that he was resigning but would stay on the job until his replacement started.
Hock was selected after interviews with three finalists, including Romeoville Village Manager Steve Gulden, for the job on Sept. 30.
Sixty-four people applied for the city manager’s position.