By ERIC SCHAADT
NORTH BALTIMORE — North Baltimore Council this week accepted the resignation of its village administrator, and hired a full-time interim emergency medical service chief.
Kathy Healy, the village administrator for more than seven years, submitted a letter of resignation to council, indicating she will retire July 11.
“It’s just time,” Healy told The Courier on Wednesday, saying she wanted to spend more time with her parents and other family.
Healy, 58, said she will help her replacement during the transition.
“I’ve enjoyed my time here,” she said. “I’m not leaving North Baltimore. I’ll still be around.
“It’s a nice village. It has a lot of assets,” she said.
Healy indicated she might return to village service in some capacity, such as serving on the tree commission.
Prior to arriving in North Baltimore, Healy was safety-service director for the city of Kenton, a post she was hired to in 1992.
Significant events during Healy’s tenure as North Baltimore administrator included the completion of a storm sewer/sanitary sewer separation project, the opening of the CSX railyard near the village, and an ongoing effort to obtain funding for upgrading the appearance of the village’s downtown.
In another employee matter this week, council emerged from a closed executive session late Tuesday to name Eric Larson as full-time interim chief of the North Baltimore Emergency Medical Service.
He had been selected as part-time interim chief last June, with a salary of about $4,000.
The full-time position will run from May 1 through the end of December at a salary of $35,000, while council decides how to reconfigure the EMS department.
In recent years, council has been attempting to improve the EMS department’s bill collection, bylaws and manpower.
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