THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
To Seek Half Time Help For City Office
Peshtigo City Councils Personnel met in closed session for nearly an hour and a half on Thursday, March 13 to discuss the position of clerk/treasurer and support staff in the city office. Changes are needed because longtime Clerk/Treasurer Mary Ann Wills has retired. Her last day in the office was Friday, Feb. 14, and her official retirement date when all vacation and sick days are used will be Friday, March 28.
After returning to open session the committee unanimously approved motions to advertise for a part-time secretary with computer skills and knowledge of office equipment, to work a minimum of 20 hours per week and to name Clerk/Typist II Anita Morois interim Deputy Clerk/Treasurer with a pay raise of $1.50 per hour. Council approval is expected on Wednesday, April 3.
Vickie Koronkiewicz, former Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, was officially named interim Clerk/Treasurer and given a $3 per hour raise at a special City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, when Wills retirement was formally accepted. Council also agreed at that time to advertise for someone to fill the vacant clerk/treasurer position. Unofficial reports are that Koronkiewicz declined to accept the job on a permanent basis.
Koronkiewicz and Morrois have been handling the duties of the office since Feb. 14 without additional help.
At the March 4 regular monthly Council meeting Mayor Al Krizenesky asked Alderman Tim Colburn, Personnel Committee chair, to set up the special meeting to explore the clerk/treasurer issues, with Koronkiewicz and Morois to participate in the discussions.
Among other possibilities, there has been talk of splitting the City Clerk and City Treasurer positions between two people, but so far there has been no action in that direction.
Present for the March 13 meeting were Aldermen Colburn, Mike Behnke and Cathi Malke, all members of the Personnel Committee; Mayor Krizenesky, City Attorney David Spangenberg, Alderman Debbie Sievert, Morois and Koronkiewicz.