The Daily Globe - Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

 
 

Wakefield city manager John Siira to retire after 26 years

 

MIranda Anderson/Daily Globe

THE WAKEFIELD city council discusses a resolution to widen the availability of natural gas at its meeting Monday evening. Pictured are, from left, mayor Les Schneck, member Ted Finco, city manager John Siira and city clerk Jennifer Jacobson.

WAKEFIELD - City manager John Siira announced his retirement at the Wakefield city council meeting Monday evening.

"After much time and consideration, I have decided to retire in the spring," Siira said.

Siira has been an active member of the board since October 1986. Recently, he took two years off from the board due to health complications.

"It's with regret that I see him go but we need to keep him on board in the process of getting a new city manager," said member Richard Bolen.

The council approved a 2013 activity report for the city's Sewer System Capital Improvement fund.

The report said the current operating rate for the sewer at $3.50 per 1,000 gallons and the requirement that the city raise at least $396,605.93 in revenue during 2014.

The council agreed not to submit a 2014 grant application, due to city's current grant award of $37,500 for Eddy Park improvements.

The council also adopted a resolution calling for the expansion and availability of natural gas services for local residents and businesses.

The council also scheduled an alternate session for the Board of Review for March 24 at 6 p.m ., or directly after its regular city council meeting.

The next meeting will be held March 10.