Council Extends City Manager Schroyer’s Contract through Dec. 2019

| July 14, 2017


OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – On the second anniversary of the hiring of City Manager Mark Schroyer, Oil City Council extended Schroyer for two-and-a-half more years through Dec. 31, 2019, and gave him an undisclosed raise at Thursday afternoon’s council meeting.

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“We appreciated all your hard work and appreciate your leadership,” Oil City Mayor Bill Moon said.

Councilman Ron Gustafson echoed those thoughts.

“You have done an outstanding job,” Gustafson said. “You have made council’s job easier. You make good, sound decisions, and the fiscal position of the city is getting better. Thank you for sticking around.”

Schroyer said he was overwhelmed when he first took the job in July 2015 but is pleased with the progress the city has made during his time on the job.

“There is no question, there is still a lot of work to be done, and there are still hard times ahead,” Schroyer said. “But, I focus on the good things. I’m extremely proud of the infrastructure improvements we are making, especially the paving program. We also look like we are going to get decent news from our audit.”

“Yes, there are still struggles ahead, and we will need the cooperation of the employees and the union. But, we have an excellent council that gives us direction and lets the employees do their jobs. That is one of the biggest reasons I want to stay.”

Schroyer said he has spent 25 years as a city manager in different areas, and the job doesn’t get any easier.

“It’s a difficult job,” Schroyer said. “The biggest issue in Oil City, which is different than other places I have worked, is the code issues. We have our hands full with all the dilapidated properties.”


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