Monticello city clerk, chief building official positions filled

Mayor Brian Stumpf announced during a recent council update that two key administrative positions – city clerk and chief building official –  had been filled.

Stumpf made the new employee announcements at the start of the council’s June 22 meeting.

He also stated in his liaison update a personnel committee had met and held final interviews for the clerk position.

According to information released by Tracy Ergen, the city’s human resources manager, 47 applications were received for the city clerk position and five candidates were interviewed.

Jennifer Burrows, currently the administrative aide to St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis, accepted the city’s employment offer and will start work Aug. 3.

Burrows has worked for the city of St. Cloud since 1998 and is a graduate of Staples High School and St. Cloud State University with a degree in public administration, economics, and political science, Ergen said.

The city’s newly created clerk position will be paid on an hourly basis.

Ergen said based on an equivalent of 2,080 hours annually, pay for the Monticello city clerk position would equal $57,345 with full time benefits of roughly $20,000 per year.

Nine applications were received for the chief building official and six candidates interviewed, Ergen said.

An employment offer was extended to and accepted by John Rued, the current building and housing inspector in Brooklyn Center.

Rued will start work July 13. He graduated from Madelia Senior High and Cardinal Stritch University with a Bachelor’s degree in business management and Inver Hills Community College with a building inspection technology certificate.

Contact Tim Hennagir at [email protected]