IVGID GM Horn could be gone by end of September

Kevin MacMillan
IVGID General Manager Bill Horn, seen here at a previous board meeting, said he was "pleased" with trustees' 5-0 vote Wednesday to approve his separation agreement from the district.
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — It appears the leader of the Incline Village General Improvement District will leave his post at the end of September, three months earlier than his announced retirement date.

At the Wednesday, Sept. 11, IVGID board meeting, trustees will discuss a leave of absence for General Manager Bill Horn, according to the meeting’s agenda posted Friday morning.

The board will discuss details of his “separation” from the district, according to the agenda, and is expected to appoint an interim GM, effective Oct. 1, 2013.

The meeting begins at 3 p.m. at The Chateau at 955 Fairway Blvd., where the board also is expected to finalize an interview process for candidates who’ve applied to permanently replace Horn.

Horn declined to comment for this story when reached by cellphone Friday morning. A voicemail left for IVGID Board Chairman Bruce Simonian was not immediately returned.

Later Friday morning, the district released a statement, indicating staff recommends the appointment of IVGID Director of Public Works Joe Pomroy as interim GM through Jan. 1, 2014, or until a new leader is hired.

“District General Manager Bill Horn has performed at the highest level for the past 13 years,” Simonian said in the statement. “We are all very proud of the fact that, through his leadership, the Incline Village General Improvement District is a solid and financially stable organization; that is just one of the things he has to be very proud of.”

Horn, 66, announced his retirement during the Aug. 8, 2012, board meeting, saying his last day would be Dec. 31, 2013.

The previous month, the board OK’d a restructured contract through June 30, 2016, that guaranteed Horn an 18-month severance package should he choose to retire at any point prior.

According to IVGID’s statement Friday morning, the board is expected to honor Horn’s contract through the end of the year.

Horn officially began his role as GM on Feb. 13, 2002, when he signed a five-year contract at an initial base salary of $125,000. Over the years, the board has revisited the contract, and had annually approved one-year extensions.

According to previous reports, Horn has made a base salary of upward of $160,000 in recent years, not including potential bonuses and benefits.

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