Green Lake will not consider the fate of the part-time economic community development director’s position, at least for now.

   During the Green Lake City Council’s meeting of the committee of the whole, the council decided to let the agenda item “Discussion of the part time

   Economic Community Development Director’s position” die without taking action on it or tabling it.

   But that doesn’t mean the city won’t move forward with the idea in the future.

   According to City Clerk/Treasurer Barb Dugenske, council members were hoping to discuss the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) grant along with how it could affect Bob Gintoft’s position as the current economic community development director.

   Several months ago in May, Mayor Jon McConnell broke a tie to apply for the USDA technical assistance grant for economic development.

   He voted in favor of the grant because he believed it would benefit the Green Lake Public/Private Collaboration, which was asking the city to apply for the grant on its behalf.

   Read the full story including why the council decided to let the issue die for now, in the Aug. 8, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.