At 8 AM Saturday, April 6th, the village board met and the only item on the agenda was:
Discussion/Action to enter into Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(c) of the Wis Stats., considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. – Brett Thicke, Interim Public Works Supervisor
Village officials approved hiring long time Richfield resident Brett Thicke as the Department of Public Works supervisor.
He served as interim public works supervisor for the village since December.
“This past winter, Brett saw some of the worst Wisconsin has to offer as far as weather is concerned,” Village Administrator Jim Healy said. “He was placed in a very highly visible role within our community with very little notice.”
“What this community has to offer is very special and I like to think with having grown up here, there’s an additional sense of pride in my work and a heightened level of accountability which will make this a challenging and rewarding position,” Thicke said.