Castor CAO Jackson to retire in 2019

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Sandi Jackson submitted her notice of retirement to the Town of Castor council during a regular meeting on Mar 26. CAO Jackson’s retirement will be in effect starting April 1, 2019, giving just over a year notice to ease the transition.
“I’ve been part of tremendous changes and worked with many wonderful staff and councillors” read the submitted notice, “ I believe the time is right to look towards retirement.”
CAO Jackson has been a Town of Castor employee for 38 years.
“Good for you Sandi,” expressed Mayor Richard Elhard, “Its been good to have you hear all these years.”
“It is well deserved,” said Coun. Lonny Nelner “You have worked hard.”
No decision was made regarding a replacement.

Personnel handbook update
Coun. Nelner motioned to approve the Town of Castor Employee Personnel Handbook with changes. The wording change will give council the option whether to increase wages yearly based on cost of living, or not.
A cost of living allowance was not given this year, even though the previous handbook stated the guaranteed increase. To comply with the previous version council voted to give the increase for 2018, including back pay to January.

2018 MSI funding
CAO Jackson shared the 2018 Municipal Sustainability Initiative allocations. The Town of Castor will receive $407,047 of total funding, this includes the March value of $122,680.
Although $268,000 has already been spent on a backhoe and $200,000 has been reserved for road construction.
CAO Jackson shared that there may not be as much funding in the future.

Emily Wheller
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