Petersburg’s elected leaders are happy with their chief administrator. The assembly this week gave Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht a favorable evaluation during a closed door, executive session. Afterwards, they voted unanimously to increase his salary to 113 thousand, five hundred dollars, which is up by about four-point-four percent. They also plan to draft a multi-year contract for him.

The borough released a written version of the manager’s evaluation in which the majority of assembly members and department heads said he had exceeded the job standards overall. A few said he was outstanding and a couple said he simply met the standards.

Giebrecht says his family loves it here and he’s interested in a five-year contract. He’s married with a daughter in 11th grade and a son in the 8th grade. After Monday’s evaluation, Matt Lichtenstein asked Giesbrecht for his thoughts on the job so far and his reasons for staying in Petersburg:
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