07/15/2019- Menominee will soon have two major jobs to fill at City Hall. The City is still working to find a replacement for the City Engineer and Public Works Director role which was vacated when Valerie Mellon retired in January. Previous listings of the position in both local and regional publications yielded no applicants, but City Manager Tony Graff says he is hopeful their continued advertising efforts will attract potential candidates.
Current City Attorney Rob Jamo will step down from his post in just one week as he accepts the new role of Menominee County’s 95A District Court Judge. Graff says filling the attorney position will not be a quick or easy process and, in the interim, he wants to enlist the help of the Mouw and Celello firm out of Iron Mountain for legal services. Graff sees it as a short-term, but necessary solution.
The City’s Judicial and Legislative/ Personnel and Labor Committee approved the engagement letter with Mouw and Celello and forwarded it on to the full council. The firm’s services will run the city $175/ hour plus added fees and expenses. The agreement is for six months, but can be terminated at any time if the City is not satisfied or if they identify a more permanent solution.