By Paul Schmitt
After a lengthy closed-door session late Tuesday evening, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved a motion to establish a formal written performance review process for the City Administrator position, currently held by Josh VanLieshout. The vote in open session passed by a 6-1 margin with Kelly Avenson being the only councilmember voting against it. Councilmember David Ward, who is the chair of the Personnel Committee, explains what happens now.
Ward says he expects the Personnel Committee to address the job description of the city administrator as well and hopefully have the new policy be implemented within the next couple months after approval by the city council. Avenson could not be reached for comment on why she voted against the motion. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting concluded about 11:30 pm Tuesday, according to Ward.