The city of Roseburg, Ore., is looking for a new city manager, and New Port Richey City Manager John Schneiger is interested.
Schneiger is on Roseburg's list of finalists for the city manager position. There are five other people in the running.
Roseburg human resource director John VanWinkle confirmed the information.
Schneiger is currently employed with New Port Richey, but has been out of the office for weeks; first on medical leave and now on vacation time.
On Tuesday, Mayor Bob Consalvo announced that Schneiger told him he has no desire to return to work in New Port Richey.
He feels that he has lost the support of the majority of city council, Consalvo said.
Schneiger is asking for an amiable separation from New Port Richey and is requesting a severance package outlined in his contract, according to Consalvo. That package is estimated to be worth $44,000.
The City Council is planning to vote on the package Oct. 9.
Schneiger was not available for comment.
Roseburg has been looking for a new city manager in the months following the departure of its last city manager.
Interviews with finalists for the Roseburg City Manager job are next week. On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the candidates will meet with residents. They meet with the city council the next day.
The base salary offered to candidates is $110,000-$125,000, but its’s open to negotiation.
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