Farmersville Police Chief agrees to 3 months as interim city manager
By Paul Myers @PaulM_SGN
FARMERSVILLE – Filling in as city manager is nothing new for police chief Mario Krstic. After all he did it for three years in a row before the City had the funds to hire John Jansons in 2015. And now that Jansons is preparing to take his leave at the end of October, Krstic is once again being called upon to head up City Hall.
The Farmersville City Council convened a special meeting last Tuesday, Oct. 3 to discuss Jansons’s temporary replacement. Mayor Paul Boyer and councilmember Greg Gomez, who was absent, initially said they wanted a six month interim replacement. However by the end of the meeting the Council and Krstic agreed to only three months.
“I think we’re being optimistic thinking we are going to have a full time permanent city manager in three months. But we also gave the okay through our law firm for the staff to start the process for looking for a permanent city manager,” Boyer said.
According to Boyer Krstic will have an additional $3,000 added to his salary for occupying both the police chief and city manager position, something he has done before. When the City was reeling from the Great Recession Krstic was both the chief of the police and city manager all the while missing a finance director. That position is now filled by Steve Huntley. Krstic was only able to become soley chief of police when Jansons was hired in 2015.