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Dec. 16 will be new Princeton city manager’s first day on the job

Council formally votes to hire Theresa Wittenauer

Theresa Wittenauer
Theresa Wittenauer

PRINCETON — Princeton’s new city manager is set to begin work on Monday, Dec. 16.

The city recently announced the hiring of Theresa Wittenauer, 42, who resigned from her position as first county administrator for Lee County last month upon accepting the position of Princeton’s city manager.

The city council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution authorizing an employment agreement with Wittenauer, who is planning to relocate to Princeton from Amboy with her family.

The agreement includes an annual salary of $108,000.

Mayor Joel Quiram said a performance review will be given after Wittenauer’s first six months and then once a year every year after.

Also on Monday, the city council approved the second and final reading of an ordinance allowing text amendment to the zoning code to allow cannabis adult uses north of Interstate 80 in manufacturing M-1 and M-2 districts, as recommended by the Princeton Plan Commission.

The council voted 3-2 to finalize the ordinance, with council members Ray Mabry and Hector Gomez voting “no” due to being against marijuana sold in Princeton.

The city council on Monday also approved the second and final reading of an ordinance levying taxes for the city. Princeton plans to levy a total of $1.9 million. The city’s share of that levy is $1.3 million, while the Princeton Public Library’s share is $559,000.

In other news, the council:

• Approved the appointment of Whitney Toth to the Pedestrian/Bicycle Commission for a three-year term ending on June 30, 2022.

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