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Middletown borough's finance director takes new job; Zartman got $15,000 raise last year to stay

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 11/7/19

Middletown borough is looking for a new finance director.

Kevin Zartman, who has held the position since May 30, 2017, is resigning effective Nov. 20 to accept a job as a controller in the private …

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Middletown borough's finance director takes new job; Zartman got $15,000 raise last year to stay

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Middletown borough is looking for a new finance director.

Kevin Zartman, who has held the position since May 30, 2017, is resigning effective Nov. 20 to accept a job as a controller in the private sector.

Zartman submitted his letter of resignation to the borough Oct. 30. Council voted 7-0 during its Wednesday meeting to accept his resignation.

Zartman said his new job is closer to his home in Lititz. He declined to identify his new employer when asked by the Press & Journal.

The new position won’t involve night meetings, which are a frequent obligation for Zartman and other key borough administrators.

Otherwise, Zartman told the Press & Journal he’s had no issues working for the borough. Having served four terms on Lititz Borough Council, holding a position in local government has been “a nice match,” he said.

Zartman also has a finance background in the private sector, coming to the borough from being a controller for an automotive fleet services company. His family owned the Zartman Dodge dealership in Lititz.

Zartman almost left borough employment in December 2018, after receiving a job offer from a private company. He stayed after council approved a nearly $15,000 pay raise, increasing Zartman’s salary with the borough to $89,000.

That doesn’t look to be in the cards this time. The borough has already posted an ad seeking candidates for director of finance and administration.

Applications are due by Nov. 22.