The Cloquet City Council voted unanimously to appoint Tim Peterson of Moose Lake as its new city administrator during a regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3.

The city began contract negotiations following a question-and-answer session between Peterson and the council Nov. 19. Peterson accepted the city’s offer and plans to begin working for Cloquet Jan. 13.

Two other candidates — Thomas Glover of Walla Walla, Wash., and Alan Lanning of Cordova, Alaska — were interviewed remotely but not offered second interviews.

Assistant City Administrator James Barclay will continue to serve in an interim capacity until Peterson, who is the city administrator in Moose Lake, begins in January.

Barclay began in the role after the resignation of former city administrator Aaron Reeves in September. Reeves left to take a similar position in Hudson, Wis., after working in Cloquet less than two years.