SHEBOYGAN — The City of Sheboygan Common Council met in regular session on Monday, Nov. 16.
Here are five takeaways from Monday night's meeting:
1. Finance director
The city approved the hire of Daniela Tainer-Partipilo as Finance Director effective Nov. 17, 2020, through March 19, 2020. Tainer-Partipilo fills the vacancy left by former director Martin W. Halverson.
The council went into executive session Monday night to discuss the resignation of Halverson.
Tainer-Partipilo's agreement will automatically be extended on a weekly basis to July 16, 2021. The position's base compensation is $105/hour and the employee is anticipated to work an average of 20 to 25 hours per week.
Following his COVID-19 diagnosis, Mayor Mike Vandersteen attended Monday's meeting virtually. He did not address his condition, but said that his last day of quarantine set by public health officials was Nov. 14.
Vandersteen did however address the county's COVID-19 crisis and Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' state address.
"Sheboygan has really reached a critical point in the surge of COVID-19 and this new advisory is a multi-faceted, comprehensive effort to stop the virus in its tracks," he said. "The gains that we've made in the past year have been the result of our willingness to work together, even in this difficult time, and to continue to unite as we always have for our city to help the rise that we're seeing. Let's shake out of the fatigue that we've been experiencing and make a critical difference in stopping the coronavirus."
3. Neighborhood Association
Council approved the official formation of the Franklin Park Neighborhood Association. The neighborhood will be bound by Broadway Avenue on the south, S. 9th Street on the east, S. 14th Street on the west and Indiana Avenue on the north. This makes for the city's 12th official neighborhood association.
4. Public input meeting
There will be a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, regarding the proposed Jaycee Park master plan. The plan that will be discussed can be reviewed here. The meeting will include a forum for public input with a three-minute limit per individual.
5. Thanksgiving Day meal
Vandersteen said there will be a public Thanksgiving curbside pick-up dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2722 Henry St., Sheboygan. The public is invited to pull up to the location and request their number of meals with no cost or pre-registration required until out.