West Point City Attorney Wendy Ridder submitted her resignation to the mayor Thursday just before 5 pm, to take effect immediately. Mayor Bruce Schlecht says a committee will begin work to find a new city attorney as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, he says the League of Municipalities will provide whatever help the city needs in legal matters. Schlecht says Ridder, who served as city attorney all of 2018 just didn’t feel things were working out.
The mayor says he hopes to have someone else on board within the next couple of months. Schlecht made the announcement during a special meeting this afternoon (Fri).
At the meeting, council members voted to provide city administrator Tom Goulette with a six year contract renewal. Mayor Schlect says Goulette has done a great job not only handling administrative duties but also overseeing water and electrical issues. He says a lot of communities have two or three people doing those jobs.
Scott Eisenmenger, a West Point Resident and business owner suggested extending Tom’s contract a year due to the water and electrical rate issues. But the council went with the six year extension. Schecht says he doesn’t see West Point raising electrical rates this year and probably not next year.
As far as the water issues in West Point, he says there could be some changes with at least two of the filters.