The New Germany City Council reluctantly accepted the resignation of City Clerk Shelly Quaas during Wednesday,s council meeting.
Council members initially joked with Quaas
about not letting her
leave, but ultimately said they understood her
reasons for moving on.
,It was one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make,, Quaas
was hired as New Germany,s city clerk in November 2000.
,It has been a wonderful experience, but I am just burned out,, she
said of her
six years as clerk.Prior to accepting the job in New Germany, Quaas worked for the City of Minnetrista for seven years.Quaas
said that she
plans to stay and train her
replacement, but urged the council to begin the recruiting process immediately.
,I won,t leave you hanging, but I am not going to stay around forever, either,, Quaas
Planning commission member Pete Pederson said that Quaas
has been doing. ,about five jobs, and much of what she
has to deal with is negative.,Council Member Steve VanLith agreed that Quaas has had to spend a lot of time listening to complaints, and said that people who have complaints should bring them to the council, rather than complaining to the city clerk.