Lombard Village Manager David Hulseberg has taken advantage of an early retirement incentive, but will remain with the village in a consulting role until March, officials said Friday.
Finance Director Tim Sexton was approved Thursday as interim village manager, Village President Keith Giagnorio said.
Hulseberg, 52, had been employed by the village since 1997, starting as community development director, then becoming assistant village manager. Since June 2008, he held Lombard's top administrative post and was making $162,000 last year.
Hulseberg had announced in June his intent to retire. He did not immediately return a call on Friday seeking comment.
Search firm Voorhees and Associates LLC of Deerfield is assisting Lombard in choosing the next village manager, and trustees each have given input on the education, work experience and personal characteristics they would like to see in an ideal candidate, Giagnorio said.
Sexton will serve as interim village manager until the next permanent manager is hired. Sexton will receive a 15 percent pay increase -- he made $130,000 in 2012 -- while he fills the interim role.
Giagnorio said Hulseberg will remain as a consultant to Sexton and then to the new permanent village manager until March 14, 2014.