The City of Springfield is one step closer to hiring on a new Corporation Counsel in Todd Greenburg.
Greenburg is still getting a severance package from his former employer at Bloomington City Hall where he recently left after having an argument with city officials.
Greenburg says that if Aldermen approve his appointment to be the city's chief legal adviser during next week's full city council meeting, his agreement with Bloomington would end.
Several aldermen praised Greenburg with what they say was his understanding of the importance of Aldermen input in legal matters.
Alderman Joe McMenamin says he appreciates Greenburg's experience in municipal law, but says he has concerns that there wasn't a greater local search or the mayor seeking any input sought from Aldermen. McMenamin also pushed Greenburg on the residency requirement.
Greenburg said if he is approved he will get an apartment and change his legal address. If he is kept on by the next mayor-elect after the 2015 elections he says he will then consider seeking permanent residency.
Greenburg's appointment was placed on the debate agenda for possible passage next week.
Springfield aldermen met Monday, instead of Tuesday because of the New Year's holiday.