Madison Township Administrator Wayne Warner is saying goodbye to the township and moving to Norwich Township where he will serve as administrator in a newly created position.
"We’re certainly sorry to see him go and we’re wishing him the best of luck," said Madison Township Trustee Susan Brobst.
Warner tendered his resignation during an executive session of the township trustees on Jan. 16 and notified the board his last day is Feb. 15. He was hired as the administrator in 2004 and said he will be a week shy of serving four years when he leaves next month.
"I was not actively seeking a new job and I’m not dissatisfied with Madison Township, but it was an opportunity that presented itself and I decided to take it," said Warner, who previously served in the same capacity with Genoa Township. "Madison Township has been good to me.
"I was offered the job of administrator with Norwich Township, which is new for them because they’ve never had an administrator before and it’s closer to home. Norwich doesn’t have a police department, but they provide fire service for Hilliard and parts of Brown Township with three stations and 87 employees in the fire department alone."
Following Warner’s notification, the Madison Township trustees appointed Dale Bryan as interim administrator, who will also continue to serve as the police department’s court liaison. Bryan is a former Madison Township police captain who joined the department in 1972 and retired in 2002.
"Right now, we’re trying to figure out how we’re going to replace Wayne," commented Brobst, "but we have no time frame at this time."