BRITT | After more than two years with the city of Britt, Shell Anderson has resigned as city administrator/clerk.
Anderson, who was hired as the city clerk in May 2015 and appointed as city administrator/clerk in July 2015, submitted her letter of resignation for city council approval Tuesday, Oct. 3.
“Working for the city of Britt has been a great learning experience for me. I have a much better understanding and appreciation for all that goes into running an effective city,” she wrote in her letter of resignation. “I am grateful for the experience and the relationships I have gained throughout my time here.”
Anderson said she has accepted an accounting position at IMT in Garner.
“Although a number of factors lead me to this decision; ultimately, I want to be able to focus more of my attention on finance and accounting,” her letter said.
Her last day is Oct. 26, but she has offered to come back on an hourly basis to keep the city’s finances up to date and help train the new city administrator/clerk.
On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the city council — although reluctant — unanimously accepted Anderson’s resignation, while expressing appreciation for the work she’s done in organizing community events and creating a social media presence for the city of Britt.
“Thank you for all the work you’ve done,” Councilor Paul Verbrugge said.
The city council also approved posting for the city administrator/clerk position.
The position requires a bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management or a related area of study, and experience in long-range planning, economic development, intergovernmental relations, finance and budgeting is preferred.
Salary will be dependent on qualifications. Anderson’s current salary is $56,375.
Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and application to the city of Britt by 5 p.m. Oct. 24.
Also during the Oct. 3 meeting:
- The city council set Trick or Treat Night for Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Britt.
- The city council hired Cody Schutjer of Woden to fill a vacant police officer position for an hourly rate of $19.55 per hour. After he earns his criminal justice degree and completes academy, he’ll earn $20.14 an hour. Schutjer will fill a vacancy left by Erik Hjemeland, who resigned in September.
- The city council set a public informational meeting to discuss its levy, which will appear on the November ballot, for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, ahead of its regular meeting.