Keokuk council hires interim city administrator
A former Keokuk police chief will serve as the community’s interim city administrator after Cole O’Donnell leaves at the end of the year.
The city council on Thursday night agreed to hire Dave Hinton, who will serve from Jan. 1 through June 30, 2024. He will be paid $55,000.
Meanwhile, council members will conduct a search for the next city administrator.
O’Donnell initially submitted his resignation in March, but the council voted it down. The council eventually accepted O’Donnell’s resignation during a special meeting in September.
O’Donnell, who has served as city administrator since 2018, has declined to comment about his reasons for leaving.
Mayor Kathie Mahoney has also declined to comment about O’Donnell’s decision to resign.
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