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Colfax agrees to interview five for administrator-clerk-treasurer

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX — Following a closed session October 6, the Colfax Village Board approved interviewing five candidates for the administrator-clerk-treasurer position.

All together, the village received 12 applications. During the closed session, the village board and the personnel committee reviewed the applications and assigned a ranking number in order of preference.

The Colfax Village Board planned to interview candidates for the position Thursday evening, October 9, and again Saturday morning, October 11 The Colfax Village Board’s personnel committee includes all of the village trustees. The personnel committee is chaired by Village Trustee Susan Olson, while the village board is chaired by Village President Scott Gunnufson.

Jackie Ponto, administrator-clerk-treasurer, turned in her resignation following the September 8 village board meeting and indicated that her last day of employment would be October 10.

Ponto began working for the village in the summer of 2012.

Following the closed session October 6, the Colfax Village Board also approved extending Ponto’s employment until the date that she actually leaves town.

Ponto plans on moving to Florida and is expecting to close on a house sometime during the week of October 13.

The Colfax Village Board also approved wages of $27.78 per hour for Ponto to work remotely by laptop computer after she leaves Wisconsin in order to assist for two weeks when the village board has hired a new administrator-clerk-treasurer.