Full council to interview finalists

By Chad Koenen


The Henning City Council approved the framework for how it will replace outgoing city clerk/treasurer Kim Schroeder—now the council just needs some applications.

During a special city council meeting on Monday night, the council approved utilizing the personnel committee to rank applicants and select a candidate pool for interviews. The entire city council will then interview the applicants selected as finalists as a whole, which deviates from what had been done recently by the city council for other open positions. 

Recently, the personnel committee narrowed down the applications and also conducted the interviews, before bringing a recommendation to the entire city council.

This time around the entire council will have the opportunity to interview finalists for the position. 

The interviews will be conducted in an open meeting for community members to attend. The council has not set a date to conduct interviews. A job description for the city clerk/treasurer position was officially approved on Monday night. 

In other news

• Approved proceeding with a pay equity study at a cost of $4,500. The study will provide a market analysis with a pay grid calibration. The pay equity study options ranged in cost from $2,500 to $8,100.

• Set a work session for Monday, May 2, following the regularly scheduled city council meeting for the council to meet with city employees.

• Approved a pay range of $22-28 an hour for the new city clerk/treasurer.