New court commissioner will be full time

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Oconto County hires Peggy Miller to succeed Frank Calvert
By: 

Warren Bluhm, wbluhm@newmedia-wi.com

The new Oconto County court commissioner will work full time, and the County Board took steps Thursday to ensure she is paid a full-time salary with benefits.

The Law Enforcement & Judiciary Committee this month hired Peggy Miller, an Appleton attorney, to succeed Frank Calvert, who resigned Dec. 20.

The committee also recommended she be full time, as opposed to Calvert who worked a 33-hour schedule and also served as Oconto city attorney. The Personnel and Wages committee also recommended the upgrade.

“Back in April 2014 the County Board did make this a full-time position,” Administrative Coordinator Kevin Hamann reminded supervisors. “However, the court commissioner at that time also wanted to be the city attorney here in Oconto, and under court rules he could not serve full time here and also as a city attorney, so it was reduced to part time to allow him to do that.”

Miller is willing and able to work the position full time, Hamann said. The County Board passed a resolution transferring $26,100 from the county contingency fund to cover the additional hours and full-time benefits.