Mayor wants 'interim' tag removed from two positions

Posted: May. 25, 2013 12:01 am Updated: Jun. 15, 2013 1:15 am

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

Marty Stegeman is about to have the "interim" title removed from two jobs he holds with the city of Quincy.

Mayor Kyle Moore said Friday he intends to ask the City Council on Tuesday to name Stegeman as director of the Central Services Department and director of the Quincy Transit Lines.

Stegeman has been interim director of Central Services since February 2012 and interim director of Quincy Transit Lines since January 2010. Moore says it's time for Stegeman to be recognized as full-fledged director of both.

"He's been doing it for two years and done an exceptional job, and I felt it was time to reward Marty for doing such a great job for the city of Quincy," Moore said. "He's a hard worker and a dedicated public servant. He works well with the council, and he's worked well with me -- first as an alderman and during my administration. He puts the people's interests first before his own, and that's the kind of person that we need directing our Central Services and Transit."

Moore's appointment of Stegeman to head both departments must be approved aldermen.

When he started his term as mayor May 6, Moore appointed Stegeman to an additional post as interim director of Quincy Regional Airport -- a job previously held by Jeff Steinkamp, the former city engineer released by Moore. Appointment of interim department heads doesn't need council approval.

Moore said Stegeman will remain as interim airport director until a full-time person is found.

"The FAA is telling us it would be beneficial for us to have a full-time person out there. We want to comply with their wishes," he said. "And the airport deserves someone who is full time. I mean, it is important for long-term growth of the airport to have somebody there. It serves not only our residents but it serves as an important tool for our business community."