Kettering city manager suffers medical condition, interim leader named

Kettering City Council on Tuesday night appointed Assistant City Manager Steve Bergstresser as acting city manager until further notice.

City Manager Mark Schwieterman is recovering from “a recent medical condition” and will resume his responsibilities upon his return, according to city officials.

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Schwieterman has worked for the city more than 30 years serving as budget manager and assistant city manager before being named city manager in 2006. Last November, he signed a new four-year contract.

No further details have been released on his condition.

City Council voted to make the move after amending its meeting agenda to add a resolution naming Bergstresser as acting city manager and Police Chief Chip Protsman as a successor acting city manager in case of Bergstresser’s absence.

According to Law Director Ted Hamer, the resolution is required to satisfy the paperwork requirements for a recently passed bond issue refinancing dealing with the parks and recreation facilities.

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Hamer said it is necessary to formally confirm the acting city manager so that there is no question about the authority to sign the new bonds or related material.

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