UPDATE: December 21, 2011 Trustee Duncan when asked said that Larry Van Guilder's salary will be $58,000 a year. I bet thats an increase from a Scripps salary.
So, the reporting style of Larry Van Guilder has now been revealed. While Van Guilder was always critical of Mayor Burchett and his predecessor. While he was critical of School Board Members, County Commissioners and others. He was never critical of Trustee John Duncan. Why was this? Van Guilder who previously held accounting jobs turned news paper writer was holding out for another accounting job. Well, Mike Donila reports this evening (here) that Trustee Duncan has hired Van Guilder. Van Guilder was telling folks on Friday he was going to be hired.
I called Josh Burnett, Chief of Staff of Trustee Duncan late on Friday afternoon and asked him to confirm Van Guilder's hiring. He said they had not interviewed anyone and had several applications. Although he could not give me a definite number of applications. He also said the start date would not be until mid January 2012. When I informed him that Van Guilder was reportedly telling folks about it. Burnett said at 5:31 pm on Friday "Well he seems very sure. Guess we shall see come January." It seems we don't have to wait till January.