Council Approves Reorganization, Pay Raises For City Staff
4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
By Bob Dohr
Several City of Sturgeon Bay staff members will be getting pay raises -- and taking on more tasks -- following a reorganization plan approved Tuesday by the Common Council, a plan projected to save the city about $104,000 a year.
City Administrator Steve McNeil says the reorganization in the Administration, Finance, and Municipal Services departments was spurred by the retirements of Assistant City Administrator Mary Lou Allen and Parks & Recreation Secretary Marilyn Kleist.
McNeil says it's common practice to review department functions when someone leaves, but the administrative functions of the city hadn't been looked at in a long time.
The plan eliminates the assistant city administrator position and changes the Parks & Recreation secretary position from full-time to part-time.
Other changes include the city clerk taking on the human resources duties and receiving a 10% pay increase. The city administrator, municipal services director, and finance director/treasurer will each see wage increases of 4%.
McNeil says a tangential discussion involved a plan to revamp the city's website to make it easier for residents to access more services online.
McNeil says bids for the website redesign are due by Friday.
The reorganization plan received unanimous support from the Personnel Committee and was also passed unanimously by the Council.