Some facets of Kimball city government will be operating on a ‘let’s see how it goes’ basis with the City Council Tuesday night acknowledging the resignation of City Clerk Katherine Terrill on top of an open City Administrator position.
Mayor Keith Prunty says for the top administrative post, the job is still open but the search isn’t active at the moment due to the virus pandemic,
Prunty tells KNEB News the city is not without resources if someone is needed to fulfill those duties temporarily. “I have reached out to Gering and Sidney, and they’ve said if we do need somebody to help in the time being, they’re more than happy to help out any way they can,” said Prunty. “We would do the same for anybody else called up… We have good, strong communities in the the Panhandle that look out for each other, and they’re willing to help. We’re just in a new process, and that’s what we’re looking at right now.”
Prunty also says for now, the city clerk’s duties would be absorbed by existing staff, with Pam Richter, the office manager for the city attorney, chipping in when needed.
He says the results of that change will be evaluated as time goes on to determine if and when the city needs to begin the process of hiring someone to fill that position.