The Park Falls Common Council voted unanimously Monday night to offer the position of city administrator-clerk to Brentt Michalek.

Michalek agreed to a one-year, $82,000 contract beginning Sept. 1. The new position combines that of the former clerk-treasurer salary of $64,000 and the new administrator responsibilities.

The contract includes performance evaluations and after a year the council will have the option of reviewing before renegotiating, according to Mayor Michael Bablick.

“Brentt had the most technical expertise in government administration amongst all the candidates,” Bablick said. “His interview went extremely well as far as personality and as far as what the council thought would work here. He also showed a very strong eagerness to move his family to Park Falls.”

Michalek, from the Green Bay area, worked most recently as a permitting manager for Mobilite LLC, a telecommunications infrastructure company, but served as interim administrative coordinator in Sauk County and previously as director of conservation, planning, and zoning for Sauk County and County of Emmet in Michigan, spanning 11 years.

“I was very pleased with the way Public Administration Associates facilitated everything,” said Bablick. “I don’t think I would change anything with the [hiring] process.”

Michalek was one of four finalists considered for the job. Others included Jack Ardaugh, Lory Young, and Clark Schroeder.

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