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Paynesville Press - December 5, 2001

Administrator contract approved by council

By Linda Stelling

The Paynesville City Council approved an employment agreement with Steven Helget to be the new city administrator at its meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Helget, who is currently the city administrator for Eagle Lake near Mankato, will begin his duties in Paynesville on Monday, Jan. 7.

The council selected Helget as its first choice to be the next city administrator on Wednesday, Nov. 14. He verbally accepted the position on Friday, Nov. 23.

The city administrator position in Paynesville has been vacant since April. The city received more than 24 applications for the position. The field was narrowed to three finalists, who the council interviewed in November.

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