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Recommend Keep Interim City Clerk/Treasurer Position
At a series of back to back meetings on Monday, July 28, members of three Peshtigo City Council committees prepared for issues that will come up at the regular monthly meeting of the full Council on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Since the resignation of Clerk/Treasurer earlier this year, the Personnel Commit-tee has been considering the possibility of dividing the job into positions of City Clerk and City Treasurer. In the meantime, former Deputy Clerk Treasurer Vicki Koronkiewicz has been serving as Interim Clerk/ Treasurer, with assistance from Anita Morois.
After some discussion in closed session at its July 28 meeting, the Personnel Committee agreed that arrangement should continue for at least a while. They voted to recommend to Council to keep the same job description and set the wage rate and benefits at budget time.
The morning started with a 9 a.m. meeting of the Finance and Claims Committee. In addition to recommending approval of financial reports and payment of invoices as presented, the committee recommended that Council accept payment of $4,059 from its insurance carrier, EMC, for damages to a 1999 Dodge truck at the Wastewater Treatment plant, and agree to spend up to $1,800 to replace the transmission in one of the city cars.
They approved some budget adjustments, mainly assigning some donations to the proper budget accounts.
In reviewing UDAG Loan Fund reports and delinquent personal property taxes the committee learned little has changed from last month.
A few months ago the total amount of delinquent personal property taxes, without interest, was $17,591. A collection letter was sent out with some success. The delinquent amount, without interest, is now below $10,000.
The Streets and Drainage Committee approved a request from Boy Scout Ian Young that he be allowed to label storm sewers on the west side of Peshtigo as an Eagle Scout project aimed at reducing contaminants going into the Peshtigo River. He will post notices on the storm sewer drains advising, River - No Dumping.
The committee recommended that the City Council authorize Public Works Director George Cowell to apply for a grant from the Community Planting Program, and agree to accept the grant if it is awarded.