Moore chooses Havermale for director of administrative services, also announces legal team

Posted: May. 2, 2013 11:32 am Updated: Mar. 19, 2014 7:14 am

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Paul Havermale believes his 10 years of experience as a member of the Quincy City Council has prepared him to take on greater responsibilities in the administration of Mayor-elect Kyle Moore.

Moore on Thursday announced he will ask aldermen to approve his selection of Havermale as the next director of administrative services, a position formerly known as deputy mayor. The council will consider that appointment and three others after Moore is sworn in Monday night.

"I think I have a pretty good appreciation of what most of the departments do, if not all," Havermale said. "I'd like to think I've had a pretty good relationship with most department heads and folks that work for the city."

Moore also announced that he wants to appoint Lonnie Dunn as corporation counsel, Bruce Alford as assistant corporation counsel and Ryan Schnack as city attorney.

If his appointment is approved, Havermale would replace Gary Sparks, who is retiring after serving in that capacity for about a dozen years in separate stints for Mayors Chuck Scholz and John Spring. Havermale also would serve as director of purchasing, duties that have been handled by Comptroller Ann Scott since Dave Hummel retired in 2009. Scott is leaving after Moore anounced he would not retain her after taking office.

Havermale, 47, has been the general manager of Alarm Systems Inc. since 1990. He currently serves on the city's Finance Committee, the Revolving Loan Committee and the Adams County Ambulance Board.

"He's managed his business since 1990," Moore said of Havermale. "Coupled with his experience as alderman, I think he's going to a great job as director of administrative services."

Havermale would be paid $82,000 annually and would receive a monthly $300 car stipend. He would have to resign the 3rd Ward aldermanic seat he first won in 2003, and a replacement would need to be selected to serve the final two years of his current term.

Havermale said he and Moore already have spoken with some candidates, although he declined to name them. Moore vacated his 3rd Ward seat to run for mayor, and his handpicked candidate, Jared Holbrook, defeated Mike Martin in the April 9 election to help Republicans maintain a 10-4 majority on the council.

"I think we'll go through the same process we did when we were looking for people to run for (Moore's seat)," said Havermale, who served as Moore's campaign manager. "I think it's going to be a series of interviews with people."

Dunn, 48, is currently the corporation counsel for Mount Sterling and advises Timewell. He also represents the ABS Water Cooperative, the Four Star Public Library District, the Clayton Sanitary District and the Camp Point Public Library District.

He has practiced law since 1990 and formed a law firm in 1994 with Robert Adrian, who was elected circuit court judge in 2010. Dunn continues to practice through Dunn Law Office PC. He would be paid $71,000 annually if his appointment is approved.

Alford, 41, was first appointed assistant city attorney in 1997. He was promoted to city attorney when Tony Cameron retired in 2010. He is affiliated with the Quincy law firm Mays, Walden and Anastas. He would be paid $54,000 as assistant corporation counsel.

Schnack, 31, has been with Schnack Law Offices since May 2008. He worked for Bingham McHale LLP in Indianapolis from August 2007 to March 2008. He would be paid $48,000 as city attorney.
Current Corporation Counsel Andrew Staff and Assistant Corporation Counsel Chris Scholz were not retained by Moore.


Editor's note: This is an expanded version of an earlier story.