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Burlington to seek clerk applicants

Updated: January 6, 2013 9:51AM

BURLINGTON — The village board’s personnel committee will soon be seeking applicants for the village clerk position.

Trustee John Totmeier said the committee discussed the recent village board decision to make the clerk’s position appointed rather than elected. That will take effect with the retirement of long-time elected Clerk Mary Anne Wilkison.

Totmeier said the committee will reach out to community members for applicants within the next few weeks and will begin the interview process as early as the first of the New Year.

He did not give specifics of what skills the ideal candidate would possess, but said the committee agreed that the individual should be hired by the end of February to give Wilkison time to train the employee before her term ends in April.

In other business this week, Trustee Al Vonderlack informed the board that plans are in the works for an ice skating rink on village property again this year. Vonderlack said last year’s efforts proved futile with weather that never got cold enough to freeze the flooded detention area. This year, concerns about the drought conditions may have an impact on the village’s ability to fill the pond.

“Due to the drought, we may not be successful,” he said. “Possibly there might not be enough water, but you never know. This is a green project, no pumping of water. The (detention area) is filled naturally with water from springs and rain.”

Trustee Nancy Melin announced the annual lighting of the village Christmas tree will take place at 7 p.m. Friday.

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