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Clinton not certain all administrators will be replaced

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Catherine W. Idzerda
February 1, 2012
— Think of it as being between sizes.

The village of Clinton is just a little too small to need a full administrative staff and just a little too big to manage without professional services of clerks, treasurers and possibly, even an administrator.


"We're kind of at that awkward age," joked Village President Mary Jensen.


But a resignation and the services of an interim administrator will give the board time to consider its next step.


Brett Klein resigned as village administrator effective Jan. 13 after less than a year on the job.


Jennifer Sheiffer, who previously served as an interim administrator, is doing so again.


"Right now, we're just going to look around and see what's what out there, what other villages our size are doing," Jensen said.


The village office has three positions: administrator, clerk and treasurer. In a village of 2,150, those three positions might not need to be full time.


"We're going to look at ways to structure our work to see if we can streamline the work," Jensen said.


The board will work with Sheiffer and the community to determine what to do next.


"We want to get input from the public as well," Jensen said. "Are they happy with the hours the office is open? What do they think?"


The board will schedule town meetings or solicit public opinion in other ways.


"We want to look at where we've been, where we're at and what the taxpayers want," Jensen said.



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