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updated: 8/26/2011 5:20 PM

Pingree Grove administrator to leave next month

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Pingree Grove Village Administrator Bill Barlow announced Friday he is leaving his part-time position to take a full-time job as manager for the village of Maywood next month.

Barlow, 54, of Schaumburg, has been serving as part-time administrator in Pingree Grove since July 2010, after previous village administrator Scott Hartman was fired in May 2010. His last day on the job will be Sept. 23.

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"The citizens of the village of Pingree Grove have demonstrated an uncommon commitment to remaining involved in the village's operations, and to supporting the village through volunteer efforts and community unity. It has been a privilege to work with the community, and to work alongside the village board and mayor," Barlow said in a news release.

The Maywood village board has yet to formally approve the contract, but Barlow said he wanted to release the information promptly. "I think it was one of those things, 'Who's going to release the news release? Is it going to be Maywood or Pingree Grove?' I thought it would be best if it came out of Pingree Grove," he said.

In a news release, Pingree Grove President Greg Marston said, "I sincerely wish that the village of Pingree Grove were able to offer (Barlow) a full-time position and continue to retain his services, but our village board has committed to a conservative financial policy and we are determined to continue to offer the highest quality public services possible, while minimizing taxes and expenses passed along to the public."

Barlow will make $105,000 in Maywood. He was paid $58,900 in Pingree Grove.

Before being hired by Pingree Grove, Barlow was the village administrator in Waunakee, Wis. From 2006 through 2009 he was village manager of Winfield. He's also been director of public works in Schaumburg and city manager for Rolling Meadows.

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