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File #: 47041    Version: 1 Name: Authorizing the double-fill of position #1564 Horticulturist - Bolz Conservatory Curator due to the retirement of John Wirth.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
File created: 4/26/2017 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 5/16/2017 Final action: 5/16/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Authorizing the double-fill of position #1564 Horticulturist - Bolz Conservatory Curator due to the retirement of John Wirth.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
This proposed resolution authorizes the double fill of position #1564 at CG16-RG15 during the anticipated date range of June 19, 2017 through Sept 1, 2017 at an estimated cost of $13,599.00 for salaries and benefits. This cost will be absorbed in Park’s 2017 operating budget and managed through salary savings.
Title
Authorizing the double-fill of position #1564 Horticulturist - Bolz Conservatory Curator due to the retirement of John Wirth.
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WHEREAS, Bolz Conservatory Curator, John Wirth, is retiring from City of Madison employment effective Sept. 1, 2017 with his last day on the job being June 30, 2017; and

WHEREAS, John Wirth has been the Bolz Conservatory Curator for 27 years; and

WHEREAS, John Wirth has been the Bolz Conservatory Curator throughout the entire time the Bolz Conservatory has been an asset to the City of Madison; and

WHEREAS, John Wirth has gained unique knowledge and experiences of the Bolz Conservatory during his tenure with the City of Madison; and

WHEREAS, this position is critical to the smooth operations of Olbrich Botanical Gardens’ Bolz Conservatory as it is a key position that manages a very valuable plant collection within the Bolz Conservatory, a valuable orchid collection housed in the production greenhouses, and oversees the tropical house and floriculture house plant production; and

WHEREAS, the one other City position responsible for this work will be on extended leave during the summer through mid-October; and

WHEREAS, existing staff will not be able to operate the Bolz Conservatory, production greenhouses, seven days/week with two key staff absent; and

WHEREAS, Olbrich Botanical Gardens as a component of Madison Parks has requested the authorization to double-fill the position held by Mr. Wirth in order to ensure an orderly transition; and

WHEREAS, Olbrich Botanical Gardens/Madison Parks intends to recruit to fill the position on or about June 19, 2017 in order to allow the selected candidate time to ...

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