Sandwich Mayor Todd Latham has appointed Colanne Schwemlein as city treasurer.
Alderman Rich Robinson, acting as mayor pro tem in Latham’s absence, swore in Schwemlein during the June 13 Committee of the Whole meeting.
Former treasurer Pete Dell resigned after one year of service. Before being appointed treasurer, Dell served as an alderman for eight years.
Schwemlein will serve the remaining year of Dell’s term and will have to be elected to remain treasurer in 2023.
Schwemlein, originally from Yorkville, has lived in Sandwich with her husband about 30 years, and owns and operates Colanne’s Accounting and Tax Services.
The position of treasurer is part-time, and Schwemlein said she does not have a set number of hours per week, but is responsible for attending council meetings, handling the city’s investments, working on the annual budget and looking over financial statements.
“I’m learning what my responsibilities are as we go along, and I will do them to the best of my abilities,” Schwemlein said.
Schwemlein has previously served as the treasurer of several organizations, including the Sandwich Opera House for three years.
Source: The Daily Chronicle