The city has hired a business administrator and an assistant business administrator, Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced on Thursday afternoon.
Former Ridgewood Mayor Quentin Wiest—who also worked as Business Administrator of the Borough of Closter and Director of Public Works for Bergen County—will serve as the city's new business administrator. Wiest will earn $150,000 annually, according to City Spokesman Juan Melli.
Stephen Marks, who worked as planning director for the Hudson County Division of Planning, will be the city's assistant business administrator for $125,000 annually.
Marks will "manage several important projects including acquisition of land for new parks, the $2 million grant for converting Observer Highway into 'Observer Boulevard,' and waterfront repairs at Pier A, among other projects," according to the city's press release on Thursday afternoon.
Throughout the interviewing process and based on exit interviews with former Business Administrator Arch Liston, Zimmer said she realized the need for a second person. "It's a big job," she said.
Liston will be transitioning the new directors, and will be working one day a week for the coming month, Melli said. Liston, who was, in January.
Marks' first day is April 10 and Wiest will transition into the job throughout April, according to the city's press relesase.