City Council Names Interim Arena Manager 07 Sep 17

Some of the details are still under discussion, but this week the Thief River Falls City Council did name an Interim Manager for Operations at the Ralph Engelstad and Huck Olson Arenas.

By City Council resolution, Recreation Events Coordinator, Melissa Sletten, was named to the job Tuesday.

Mayor Brian Holmer says Sletten will handle facility scheduling, oversee maintenance, food service and other operations for the two facilities, dividing her time with current responsibilities in the Parks Department.

Earlier this summer the City Council eliminated the job of Park and Rec Director, dismissing Joe Amundson and consolidating City Park and Recreation Facilities with Streets and Sanitation in a new Public Works Department.

Sletten will be compensated an additional $300.50 each month for the additional responsibilities. Arena Manager and Recreation Events Coordinator are both jobs designated to the MAPS Labor Group.

Mayor Holmer says Sletten’s immediate supervisor will be City Administrator, Rodney Otterness.