Clintonville city employees recognized for service
15 workers hit years of service milestones in 2018
By Bert Lehman
Fifteen city employees were recently recognized for years of service to the city of Clintonville.
Clintonville Mayor Richard Beggs and City Administrator Sharon Eveland recognized city employees who achieved five, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service to the city at the Dec. 11 city council meeting.
The following includes a list of those employees recognized, as well as information about each employee. The information was provided by the city of Clintonville.
Aaron Bilek: Bilek is the current assistant fire chief and is the longest serving member of the Clintonville Fire Department.
In addition, he assumed the role of the secretary for the fire department, keeping notes for officer and department meetings. He also tracks training and membership participation.
He is known as the department’s “unofficial” IT member as he assists with many technology needs. He has served on multiple apparatus committees.
Joanie Miller: Miller began her career with the city of Clintonville as a second shift dispatcher in the Clintonville Police Department in 1993.
In 1997, she moved to Clintonville Utilities to serve as a customer service representative.
In this role, she is the front-line utility office employee, assisting with customer payments, updating records, and addressing customer questions and concerns.
Matt Oreskovich: Oreskovich is a member of the Clintonville Fire Department and is the most experienced engineer on the department.
He has a reputation of having an aggressive work ethic and oftentimes cooks meals for department members after training sessions or fire department functions.
Linda Monte: Monte began with the city as a part-time dispatcher in 1998, before being promoted to fulltime clerk-dispatcher the following year.
When she began with the city of Clintonville, she had 17 years of experience as a communications controller for an air-vac service, a pathology technician and a microbiology technician.
Peggy Johnson: Johnson became the treasurer for the city in 2003, and became the clerk-treasurer in 2006 after a restructuring.
In addition to ensuring the city’s finances are accurately tracked and managed, and its statutory obligations are met, Johnson has also been a sounding board for her peers. She has also assumed extra duties during the recent city administrator transitions.
Jamison Hein: Hein began working at the Clintonville Public Library as a part-time library technician in 2008.
In 2011 he became the technical service librarian and eventually library director in 2013.
During his time as library director he has helped increase the number of programs offered, has advised the library board on policy decisions and managed the library staff.
Philip Tremper: Tremper has worked in the Clintonville Parks and Recreation Department as a laborer since 2008.
When he joined the department he brought with him knowledge of owning and operating his own business.
Kyle Gruetzmacher: Gruetzmacher serves as the city’s water operator. This entails helping operate and maintain the city’s water system.
He is also responsible for the city’s water meter program, ensuring the city meets Public Service Commission rules.
Ryan Joren: Joren started with the city in 2013 as the senior center activities coordinator, before moving to her current role as an administrative assistant for the city.
Mary Metoxen: Metoxen began working for the city in 2013 as the deputy-clerk treasurer. Some of her job duties include licensing procedures, payroll and accounts payable, and overseeing elections.
Peggy Tagliapietra: Tagliapietra started with the city in 2013 as a part-time utility billing specialist. Within a year she was working full time.
She is responsible for all billing functions for all three of the city’s utilities. In addition she has filled in for the customer service representative and the utility finance director as needed.
Todd Koebl: Koebl serves as the city’s meter technician apprentice and is nearing the end of his training.
A project he undertook was converting the index card system for test records to an electronic system.
Ashely Borman: Borman has worked as the technical services librarian since 2013.
She is primarily responsible for overseeing the processing of new materials and removing worn out materials from circulation, but she also assists patrons with reference and technology questions.
She also assists with the monthly crafting classes for adults and some other programs.
Samantha Schwamer: Schwamer began working for the city in 2013 as a part-time dispatcher. She became a full-time clerk-dispatcher in 2017.
She is also responsible for entering municipal court warrants in the department’s crime database system and for entering complaints into the database system.
Jennifer Pagel: Pagel currently serves as the city’s wastewater foreman, overseeing the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the plant and the distribution system.
When she joined the city of Clintonville she brought with her 11 years of experience as a wastewater plant operator.