The city of Clintonville has hired Mary Metoxen as its new deputy clerk-treasurer.
She began working in the postion on Jan. 7.
Tammy Sawall resigned from the position in December of 2012.
Metoxen comes to Clintonville after working as the deputy treasurer for the Ccity of Shawano for four years. She holds an associate’s degree in accounting from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.
Metoxen said several city of Shawano employees were laid off due to budget decisions, and she was referred to her new position by Clintonville Utilities Manager Okho Bohm-Hagedorn, who is a former Shawano Municipal Utilities employee.
“I knew the city of Shawano was going to lay me off, and Okho had told me about the job posting for the City of Clintonville. I found it online and applied for the job,” said Metoxen.
“This job will include many of the same things I did when I worked for the City of Shawano,” she said. “There will be additional clerk duties for me to learn, but I expect it to be an easy transition.
“I’m very excited to be here,” she said. “I’m comfortable in this job because of my background with the City of Shawano. I will do many of the same things, so the transition isn’t too terrible.”
Metoxen lives in Shawano with her husband and four step children. She enjoys playing volleyball, bowling, and playing golf.
“On behalf of the entire city we welcome Mary to the team at City Hall and look forward to working with her,” commented City Administrator Lisa Kuss.
Kuss said Metoxen is being asked to move within the 12-mile range of the residency requirement that comes as a condition of the position, and is being given time to fulfill that condition.
Kuss went on to say that the Personnel Committee is recommending to the Safety and Ordinance Committee that the current residency requirement ordinance be changed from 12 miles to 15 miles. Currently, the City Administrator is the only exception; whoever holds that position is required to live in the city. It is also being recommended that both the Police Chief and Fire Chief live within city limits. All of these recommendations will be discussed by the Safety and Ordinance Committee before a recommendation is made to the city council.
Mandy Kriesel, the city’s Public Finance Manager, has requested reimbursement for tuition and books as she works towards her Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She anticipates graduating in December of 2015.
The council agreed to pay 50 percent of all tuition and books upon completion of each class with a B or higher grade. In addition, if she leaves employment with the city during the course of her schooling, she will be required to pay back all of the tuition and book funds paid to her.
After graduation there will be a four year phased pay back plan. If Kriesel leaves the city during the first year after she graduates, she will be required to pay back 100 percent of the funds initially covered by the city. After the first year, there is a 75 percent payback requirement; after the second year, there is a 50 percent payback requirement; after the third year, there is a 25 percent payback; and if she leaves the city after four years, there will be no payback required.