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Silver Bay council news: Streiff resigns

Ken Vogel

During the June 16 regular meeting of the council, a closed session was held to discuss matters related to labor negotiations. After the session, the council approved job description changes to the parks and recreation director, parks and recreation manager (formerly called the assistant parks and recreation director) and marina manager positions.

According to City Administrator Lana Fralich, the changes were made to be in line with current duties and to make the marina manager and parks and recreation manager positions equal. The council also approved a memorandum of understanding with the 49ers local to make the job description title change for the parks and recreation manager position, and make a wage rate change in the marina manager position.

Resolution 2014-22, listing the election judges for the Minnesota state primary and general elections was approved and the council accepted a letter of resignation from Officer Chad Streiff, thanking him for his service and wishing him the best in his new endeavors. According to Fralich, the council approved moving forward with advertising for the full-time officer position to replace him, along with other measures designed to keep the community protected. These included authorizing the interim police chief to work beyond the 20- hour per week schedule as stated in his contract, if necessary. The council also authorized the interim chief, mayor and city administrator to work with the police union’s bargaining unit if an issue arises with scheduling.

A special closed meeting to conduct chief of police interviews was set for 5:30 p.m., on Monday, June 23rd.

In an email to the Lake County News-Chronicle, Streiff said he wanted to thank the community for giving him the opportunity to serve.

“I would like to thank my co-workers and the citizens of Silver Bay for all the support you have shown me in the last six years. I have enjoyed my time here and you all will be missed,” he wrote.

Officer J.T. Starkovich said it has been a pleasure working with Streiff and that he will be missed

LaReesa Sandretsky
LaReesa Sandretsky is a Two Harbors High School graduate and Duluth native who began working at the News-Chronicle in 2012 as a reporter. She took over as editor in 2014. She covers County Board, including the Lake County broadband project.
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