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Peshtigo Council To Name New Fire Chief On Dec. 3
Issue Date: November 27, 2019
Peshtigo City Council is expected to name a new fire chief at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The Personnel Committee made a recommendation during a closed session on Tuesday, Nov. 19 but the name is being withheld pending approval by the full City Council.
Current Fire Chief Steve Anderson's official retirement both as chief and as a member of the City of Peshtigo Volunteer Fire Department becomes effective on Sunday, Dec. 22. Anderson has been Peshtigo Fire Chief for 31 years, and was a member of the department for 47 years, 46 of them as a paid on call firefighter.
Other items slated for Council action on Dec. 3 include approval of a contest for local students to design a new logo for Parks and Recreation Department vehicles, and renting campsites at Badger Park for individuals to decorate for Christmas. If approved as proposed, the decorations will be allowed to stay until April 1, but will be lighted from Dec. 1 until a date to be selected by Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Northrop, which is expected to be the weekend after New Year's Day. Council will be warned of impending visits by the infamous Grinch, and Mayor Cathi Malke will likely discuss an upcoming "ugly sweater" contest for city officials and employees of businesses throughout the city prior to Christmas.
Council may approve offering a SEP IRA benefit through Degeneffe Financial to non-union city employees at no cost to the city.
Also expected is approval of operator licenses, and moving money from the Capital Road Fund to temporarily cover the cost of repairing the municipal garage roof.
Council is also expected to allow several employees to carry over unused 2019 vacation days into 2020, mainly due to personnel changes in 2019. The recommendation is for Clerk/Treasurer Tammy Kasal to carry over up to 15 days of unused vacation, Police Lieutenant Jarod Phillips to carry over up to 36 hours, and Police Chief Richard Badgley to carry over half of any remaining 2019 vacation to 2020, and to pay out any remaining 2019 vacation at the end of the year with money to come from the General Fund.