The city of Clintonville hired Chuck Kell as interim city administrator, at the council meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 14.
Kell met with the council for 30 minutes in closed session discussion at the meeting. After Kell was excused from closed session, the council continued to meet in closed session for another 25 minutes. Kell was then brought back into the closed session discussion.
A few minutes later the council reconvened in open session, when Council President and acting Mayor Jeannie Schley announced the city had hired Kell to be the interim city administrator for the city of Clintonville.
The Clintonville Tribune-Gazette contacted city Clerk-Treasurer Peggy Johnson to obtain more information on the hiring. In an email to the Tribune-Gazette, Johnson said Kell is an independent contractor, and he will receive $75 per hour. He is not subject to any benefits.
Johnson also stated in the email that Kell’s agreement with the city is estimated to require around 24 hours per week. This time commitment may be required to be higher, as much as 40 hours per week, to address the preparation of the 2015 city budget.
“The city and Mr. Kell will discuss and agree on the amount of time required, which will be dependent upon the issues and projects facing the city government,” Johnson stated in the email.
The city of Clintonville also released a press release on Monday, Oct. 20, about Kell’s hiring. The press release stated Kell started his duties as interim city administrator on Monday, Oct. 20.
It also stated Kell served as Village Administrator for the village of Little Chute from 2005 until June 30, 2013 when he retired from public service after 36 years of working for county and local government in central and northeast Wisconsin.
Prior to working for Little Chute, Kell was the Director of Planning and Zoning for Portage County for 20 years. He also served as Village President of the village of Whiting from 1999 to 2005.