No want ad has gone out yet, but Dublin City Council members are working on finding a new city manager.

No want ad has gone out yet, but Dublin City Council members are working on finding a new city manager.

Dublin finance director Marsha Grigsby has been filling in as interim city manager since Terry Foegler left Dublin for a position with the Ohio State University last month.

Mayor Tim Lecklider said council has been working on finding a replacement; per city charter, council must appoint the city manager.

"We've engaged a consultant, Julia Novak," Lecklider told the Villager last week. "We used her in the council goal-setting session and were happy with her."

Novak, of the Cincinnati-based Novak Consulting Group, has been paid $1,245 by Dublin so far, for the help with the city manager search, said community relations director Sandra Puskarcik.

Lecklider said Novak has been guiding council through the process of finding a replacement for Foegler.

"Most recently we've been evaluating/formulating characteristics we want in a city manager," Lecklider said.

Council members are no stranger to this process, though. City manager Jane Brautigam resigned in September 2008 for a post in Colorado. Foegler was hired in February 2009 but left after 18 months on the job in Dublin.

Foegler returned to OSU to a newly created position of vice president of physical planning and real estate on Sept. 13.

Grigsby was appointed as interim city manager last month, although it is not the first time for the position in her 21 years with the city. Grigsby stepped in as interim city manager from December 2001 to August 2002 and September 2008 to February 2009.

"In the meantime, we're still confident with the leadership Marsha (Grigsby) and (deputy city manager and director of development) Dana (McDaniel) are providing," Lecklider said.