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BE’s Ibisch headed to Kasson

By Staff | Dec 1, 2019

Is he or isn’t he?

After two weeks of residents of Blue Earth wondering whether city administrator Tim Ibisch is going to be moving on to the city of Kasson or not they will have to wait a few more days to know positively for sure.

But, it certainly appears to be a strong yes, he will be moving.

Ibisch and the city of Kasson’s negotiator have reached an agreement on a contract.

And, on last Wednesday evening, Nov. 27, (Thanksgiving Eve) the Kasson City Council met and approved the contract.

The contract calls for a start date of Jan. 6, 2020.

Now it is just a matter of Ibisch accepting the contract as well, and submitting his resignation from his position in Blue Earth at the nextBlue Earth City Council meeting, which is this Monday, Dec. 2.

The council has a full agenda of items for discussion and action on Monday, but discussion of what to do to replace Ibisch could be added to the list.

Ibisch has been the city administrator in Blue Earth for the past five years.

Before coming to Blue Earth, Ibisch had been a Mineman in the U.S. Navy for four years, and had been the city clerk/administrator in Tyler for nine months.

Ibisch had been one of four finalists for the city administrator position at the city of Kasson. There had been five, but one had withdrawn their name prior to the interviews.

After all four finalist candidates had been interviewed on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Hubbel House in Mantorville, Ibisch was selected as the final choice by the Kasson City Council.

Since that time, Ibisch and the city of Kasson have been involved in contract negotiations. No final decision had been made until the contract talks were finished and the Kasson City Council approved the contract.

Kasson is a city that is located 13 miles west of Rochester, on Highway 14. The population was 5,931 at the 2010 census.

They are paired with Mantorville for school.