BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
WEST POINT – West Point will soon be looking for a new city administrator.
Current Administrator Dennis McGregor announced Monday night at West Point’s City Council meeting that he was submitting his retirement due to his wife’s battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
“It’s me running back and forth about every two hours of the day. It’s not good for her and it’s not good for the city either one so I’ve decided to retire.”
McGregor said he’d like to get an ad running to fill the position as soon as possible. Mayor Paul Walker said McGregor has agree to stay on until the city gets a new administrator hired.
McGregor replaced former city administrator Gary Menke in August of 2018 and has served just under four years as not only administrator for the city, but head of the city’s municipal utility.
He also served on the West Point City Council for four years and was president of the West Point Community Club for four years where he oversaw the annual Sweet Corn Festival for two years.
McGregor retired as controller of Frank Millard after close to 25 years.
In other action, the council:
• approved, 5-0, the 2023 fiscal year budget.
• approved, 5-0, an $2.50 increase to residents utility bills per month to offset increased costs of the city’s contract with Great River Regional Waste Authority. The city has been paying that contracted amount prior to the change, but when GRWWA officials increased the rate, the council decided to pass those increased charges on to the residents.