Hillsdale City Council received 20 applications for the position of city treasurer, which was left vacant when Julie Beeker resigned the first week of March to work in the county treasurer’s office.
The deadline for applications ended on Friday, March 23. City Manager David Mackie has yet to begin reviewing the candidates and make recommendations to the city council, according to Kay Freese, director of human resources for the City of Hillsdale.
“There are a lot of variables in choosing the individual,” Freese said. “We could have someone in a week or a month because it really depends on who it is and their availability,”
In the interim period, County Clerk Marney Kast is assuming the treasurer’s responsibilities. Fortunately, the seasonal workload of the position ebbs in March but will pick up at the end of May and beginning of June, as the treasurer will work to prepare the upcoming year’s tax bills, Freeze said.