Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Steamboat Springs The town of Oak Creek announced Tuesday that town clerk Karen Halterman submitted a letter of resignation effective Nov. 18.
Halterman has served as the town clerk since January 2006 and will be accepting a position elsewhere, according to a news release from the town.
Halterman turned in her letter Oct. 18 giving 30 days notice for the Town Board to fill the position.
Halterman said Tuesday that she loves her job and will miss working for the town.
“I am grateful for the time that I’ve spent serving the community in Oak Creek,” she said. “I’m looking forward to some new challenges and opportunities, and I love being able to have served my community for the last six years.”
Halterman will not be leaving Oak Creek, her home of almost 40 years.
She said she has accepted a position in the private sector but would not comment on what that job is.
“I’ve offered to be available (to the town) if they need me through the end of the year on an hourly basis,” she said.
Halterman works full time and is paid $20.43 per hour plus benefits.
After learning about Halterman’s resignation, the board scheduled a work session for Tuesday night to discuss the job description of the position.
Oak Creek Mayor Nikki Knoebel said after the work session that the town plans to rehire for the position and might add additional duties after discussing it with other employees at a work session Nov. 1.
“We hope to have someone hired and going by Jan. 1,” Knoebel said.
She said Halterman will be missed.
“She was definitely an integral part of the town,” Knoebel said. “She was hands on, she was in the middle of every project we were doing and keeping the board straight. She was always there helping us stay in line and keeping the Town Board informed.”
— To reach Nicole Inglis, call 970-871-4204 or email ninglis@SteamboatToday.com