Medina names new clerk-treasurer

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 May 2013 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – The new village clerk-treasurer in Medina is a familiar face in the village office.

Debbie Padoleski worked with Peggy Crowley, the recently retired clerk-treasurer, for about three decades as deputy clerk. Padoleski has been serving in Crowley’s former position since April 8.

The Village Board on Monday formally appointed Padoleski to the job at a base salary of $64,087.

The board also hired Jada Burgess, another veteran employee in the village office, to serve as deputy clerk-treasurer at an annual salary of $35,000.

The board made one other hiring decision: Judy Gress as a clerk for $23,500. The office is functioning with three employees, rather than the previous four.

Mayor Andrew Meier had proposed adding a full-time village manager who would work out of the village office, but that was scrapped because of the village’s fiscal constraints.

Meier and the Village Board have directed the fire and police departments to each cut $40,000 in the newly adopted 2013-14 budget. The Department of Public Works needs to chop $10,000 while the code enforcement officer needs to trim $5,000 from his budget.