Paine honored by city council
Monday night's Baldwin City Council meeting was Larry Paine's last as city administrator.
The council honored Paine with a framed photo of Baldwin maple trees and a reception that followed the meeting.
"One of the things I take with me every place is artwork to hang in my office to remind me where I've been," he said. "This will be very special."
Paine, who has been Baldwin's city administrator since 1998, announced last month that he was leaving to take a city manager position in Concordia. His final day is Friday.
Much of his tenure was designated to improving Baldwin's infrastructure. Some of his accomplishments have included improving Baldwin's electric and water services and bettering the town's financial situation.
Finding Paine's replacement, which will proceed much like the recently completed search did for Baldwin's police chief, will take a few months. The job search has begun and a committee will be formed to find a new city administrator.