Lumby seeks administrator

A major vacancy has opened up at the Village of Lumby.

A major vacancy has opened up at the Village of Lumby.

Council accepted Frank Kosa’s resignation as chief executive officer Monday.

“I will always be attached to Lumby. It’s 10 years of my life,” said Kosa, whose last day is Feb. 11.

Kosa is moving to his hometown of Lestock, Sask., 90 miles northeast of Regina.

He will go into semi-retirement and work part time as administrator for the community of 140 people.

“My brother lives out there and it will be nice to spend some time with him,” said Kosa, 64.

Kosa has nothing but praise for the council members and village staff he has worked with in Lumby.

“I think we’ve done a lot of positive things and we’ve positioned the community for future growth,” he said.

Mayor Kevin Acton admits there were mixed emotions when accepting Kosa’s resignation.

“He will be missed but we’re very happy for him,” said Acton.

“Frank is amazing. I don’t know of anyone who knows the municipal system more than him. As a new mayor, he’s been a mentor.”

The village is considering using a recruitment company to hire a new administrator. The hope is to have the position filled by May or June.

“Ken Klassen (director of finance) will have to step up to the plate and take on extra duties until then,” said Acton.

“Some programs will also be put on the back burner until there is a new administrator.”