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Milton appoints Ebbert to be full-time city clerk

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staff, Gazette
August 10, 2012

— The Milton City Council gave interim city clerk Michelle Ebbert a vote of confidence this week, voting to hire her as full-time city clerk.

Ebbert, who has been the deputy clerk for 10 years and is certified as a municipal clerk, was serving as interim clerk since July 6, when outgoing City Clerk Nancy Zastrow resigned to take a job as clerk of the village of Pewaukee.

The city had intended to wait to appoint a new clerk until later this year, when city staff will start working on the 2012-13 budget, said City Administrator Jerry Schuetz.

The city intended to appoint Ebbert to the position when the time came, Mayor Tom Chesmore said in June.

The city decided to permanently fill the clerk's position Wednesday in tandem with a related "reorganization" of City Hall, which the council also approved Wednesday, Schuetz said. The reorganization involves trimming one administrative position, deputy clerk-treasurer, from the ranks.

The position was considered part-time, he said. Eliminating it will save the city $54,000 in salary and benefits over the next year.

Along with that change, Community Services Manager Inga Jacobson is being renamed as assistant to the city administrator, Schuetz said. Jacobson will take over work with benefits and risk management in addition to her duties as community services manager.

The city also expanded a part-time librarian at the Milton Public Library to full-time status, he said.

Shifts in job duties for city employees will go into effect in October, Schuetz said.



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