Resignations lead to shifts in duties in treasurer's office

Staff writer

Due to resignations of Dianne Burnett and Sandra Svoboda within the county treasurer’s office, certain positions needed adjusting to accommodate a smaller staff.

County commissioners met in closed session with Treasurer Jeannine Bateman for 25 minutes Monday, discussing how to divvy different responsibilities within the department.

First, Susan Berg received a promotion from assistant driver license examiner and vehicle clerk to become motor vehicle supervisor, at a salary of $2,300 per month. Commissioners will review the salary again in six months or less to determine whether any further adjustment is warranted.

In addition, deputy treasurer Kathy Swan received a monthly pay increase from $2,973 to $3,077. Bateman said Swan now has added duties to her position, covering for those vacated by resignation.

Economic developer Teresa Huffman said there is a good amount of movement within the county for new business owners and already-established businesses looking to expand.

Commissioners afterwards passed a resolution for Bill Vinduska and Candy Gfeller to obtain a license to produce and sell honey wine, also known as mead, throughout the county.

In other business:

  • Commissioners passed a resolution to adopt the county’s hazard mitigation plan, with which entities in the county can apply for grants to improve specified facilities.
  • Emergency manager Randy Frank informed commissioners that additional sites were requested for a wind farm between Peabody and Florence. Proper training pertaining to possible rescues and fires at turbine sites were also discussed.
  • Commissioners met with transfer station director Rollin Schmidt, and approved the solid waste plan within the county for another year.

 

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