Kangas still waiting to talk with Ishpeming Council members

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CHOCOLAY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - The City of Ishpeming narrowly voted 3-2 last week to offer Jon Kangas the position of City Manager. Kangas is currently the Township Manager for Chocolay Township.

Prior to that Kangas served as the Public Works Director in Ishpeming for eight and a half years. Kangas was at Monday night's Chocolay Township board meeting.

In late May the Ishpeming City Council began interviewing for the vacant City Manager position. Kangas was the second of three candidates interviewed. While the Ishpeming council voted to offer Kangas the job, as of yet there hasn't been an official offer made to him and he'd like to meet with some on the council further.

"With a 3-2 vote I have a hard time accepting an offer for a position without talking to the two 'no' votes and I'm waiting for that to happen, if it will," said Chocolay Township Manager Jon Kangas. "I feel it's important, I need to know whether or not there's going to be an ability to work together."

The council has been searching for a new City Manager since Mark Slown announced his resignation in late March. Kangas also said he has a three-month separation clause in his contract with Chocolay Township.

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