Colfax hires Menomonie city treasurer

By LeAnn R. Ralph

COLFAX — Following a second round of interviews for the Colfax administrator-clerk-treasurer position, the Colfax Village Board has offered the position to Lynn Niggemann.

Niggemann, who lives on 830th Avenue, Colfax, currently serves as the City of Menomonie treasurer/comptroller.

Niggemann’s starting annual salary will be $55,000, and she will be eligible for two weeks of vacation after 90 days on the job, said Scott Gunnufson, village president.

Niggemann will begin the administrator-clerk-treasurer job on November 24 and will be eligible for merit increases after six months and one year, he said.

Following a closed session on October 16, the Colfax Village Board voted unanimously to hire Niggemann, who accepted the position.

“All seven (village board members) agreed Lynn was our best choice. It was a unanimous decision,” Gunnufson said.

“We liked her stability,” he said.

Niggemann has worked for the City of Menomonie as the treasurer/comptroller for a number of years.

The Village of Colfax’s ordinance requires the administrator-clerk-treasurer to live within 15 miles of the village, and if the current residence is more than 15 miles outside of Colfax, the administrator-clerk-treasurer must move to the village within one year.

Niggemann’s current residence is well within the 15 mile radius of the village, Gunnufson said.

After Niggemann has started her new position in Colfax and has had a chance to get her feet wet, so to speak, the Colfax Messenger will publish a feature story about her.