Swan staying through May as Suamico looks for new clerk
By Press Times Staff
SUAMICO – After announcing she would be retiring at the end of April, Village Clerk Bonnie Swan decided to stay on through May, said Village Administrator Alex Kaker.
Suamico is in the process of hiring a replacement for Swan, who clerked the village board’s May 3 meeting and is retiring after 18 years.
The appointed position was posted last month with interested individuals having until April 27 to apply.
It was listed with an annual salary range of $55,000 to $60,000, which Kaker said appears to be comparable to other municipalities of similar size.
He said interviews are planned this month with the expected start date for the new clerk being from middle to late June.
The job description calls for a minimum of two years experience as a municipal or deputy clerk, with the desired level of experience being three to five years as a municipal or deputy clerk, as well as having supervisory experience.
A new public works employee was introduced at last week’s board meeting by Public Works Director Andy Smits.
After a longtime department employee retired at the end of March, Smits said Jason Gustafson was hired to fill the vacant position from among the five candidates interviewed.
He said Gustafson has more than 10 years of municipal experience and other trades skills, such as welding and fabricating.
“I’m eager to see what Jason can bring to our department, beyond what we’ve already learned,” Smits said.
The board passed a resolution thanking the Vickery Village Association for donating $2,727 to the Riverside Drive construction project.
Kaker said the donation went toward flower baskets to hang on the lampposts and a decorative bench.