Tuesday, October 17, 2000
Oak Creek The Oak Creek Board of Trustees approved a job description for a new town manager position and will start advertising for the job next week.
The decision caps off months of talk and planning by the board and town employees.
Trustees hope the added job will earn the town more grant money and provide cohesion between the town's department and the board of trustees.
County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak, who is acting as Oak Creek's treasurer until the town manager is hired, helped draft the job description.
She also helped draft two other new positions in the administrative office of the town: utility billing clerk and assistant treasurer.
Those jobs will be covered by the existing administrative staff.
The town manager's job will double as Oak Creek's treasurer.
Trustee Mike Kien brought up a detail in the manager's job description that said the employee would "ensure the duties of the assistant treasurer and utility billing clerk."
That would mean the utility clerk's job would be overseen by the town clerk and the town manager.
"If you've ever had a situation when you've had more than one boss, you know it just doesn't work," he said.
Stahoviak said the utility clerk would seek direction from the town clerk and town manager on different issues, which could avoid some confusion.
However, she said details of the managing situation may have to be worked out.
"That might be something you'll have to talk about with your town manager," she said.
The board accepted the three job descriptions in a 5-1 vote on Oct. 12, with Kien, who has voted against the job in past meeting, giving the single nay vote.
Trustees haven't decided on the pay for the town manager. They hope to hammer out a pay range depending on experience in the town next budget meeting.
Resumes for the position will be accepted until Nov. 30.