Interim village administrator expected to stay on board through November.

September 2, 2020

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Interim village administrator expected to stay on board through November.

SHELBY — Bill Cousins was appointed by the Shelby Village Council to serve as interim village administrator following the resignation of Village Administrator Robert Widigan.

Cousins was appointed about a month ago and is expected to stay on board until the end of November when it is anticipated the next full-time village administrator is hired, states the village web site.
Widigan announced his resignation in July after accepting a position as the City of Lansing’s finance director. He had been the village administrator for two years.

Cousins “has worked in many facets of local government in Michigan since 1988. He has served as a building and mechanical inspector, rental housing inspector, zoning administrator, municipal planner and city manager,” states the village web site.

Cousins holds a degree in local government management from Grand Valley State University. He retired from Cascade Township in 2013 and has performed interim duties as the city manager in Ithaca, Stanton and Park Township.

The permanent village administrator pay range is $65,000-$70,000, according to the village web site.

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