City’s Deputy Finance Officer position filled Friday the 13th

Unapproved Minutes

Gettysburg, South Dakota

November 13, 2020

Pursuant to the due call and notice thereof, the City Council met in special session on November 13, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.at the City Finance Office in Gettysburg, SD and via ZOOM. Those present were Mayor Bill Wuttke, Philip Nagel, Brad Frost, Eric Ellwanger, and Adam Roseland.  Also present was Sheila Schatz, Finance Officer.

Moved by Nagel, Frost seconded, to go into executive session for legal and personnel at 6:04 p.m.  All members present voted with roll call as follows:  Nagel – Aye, Frost – Aye, Ellwanger – Aye, and Roseland – Aye.  Motion carried.  Council reconvened at 6:13 p.m.  

Moved by Nagel, Ellwanger seconded, to offer Maria Mogard the position as Full-Time Deputy Finance Officer.  All members present voted with roll call as follows:  Nagel – Aye, Frost – Aye, Ellwanger – Aye, and Roseland – Aye.  Motion carried.

Mayor Wuttke placed a phone call to Maria Mogard offering her the position of Full-Time Deputy Finance Officer for the City of Gettysburg.  Mogard accepted the position.

Moved by Nagel, Ellwanger seconded, to hire Maria Mogard as Full-Time Deputy Finance Officer for the City of Gettysburg at a starting wage of $15.50 per hour, wherein after a favorable review in (6) months she will receive a .50 per hour raise, with a tentative start date of December 1, 2020.  All members present voted with roll call as follows:  Nagel – Aye, Frost – Aye, Ellwanger – Aye, and Roseland – Aye.  Motion carried.

Moved by Nagel, Ellwanger seconded, to hire Susanne Conradie as a consultant to help train both Mogard and Schatz at a rate $50 per hour.  All members present voted with roll call as follows:  Nagel – Aye, Frost – Aye, Ellwanger, and Roseland – Aye.  Motion carried.

Appointment – Via conference call, Greg Roseland asked for the City to approve the appeal to the County for an abatement on the R&K Mechanical Shop which burned down in 2019.  Moved by Ellwanger, Frost seconded, to approve Greg Roseland’s appeal to the County for an abatement on Lots 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 & Vac. Alley Blk 14, Original Town, Gettysburg, for the R&K Mechanical Shop which burned down in 2019, wherein there would be a tax revenue loss for the City of $1,092.00.  All members present voted with roll call as follows:  Nagel – Aye, Frost – Aye, Ellwanger – Aye, and Roseland – Aye.  Motion carried.

Correspondence:  None

Round Table:  Nagel would like Schatz to research pricing on getting a better desk for her in the conference room.  

Moved by Ellwanger, Roseland seconded, to adjourn meeting at 6:20 p.m.  All members present voted with roll call as follows:  Nagel – Aye, Frost – Aye, Ellwanger – Aye, and Roseland – Aye.  Motion carried.

Attest:

Sheila K. Schatz, Finance Officer

Witness: 

Bill Wuttke, Mayor

Published once at the total approximate cost of $29.65.

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