Council moving forward on new position

October 4th, 2009    Author: Marsha Mundy    Filed Under: News

Amelia’s village council has voted in favor of establishing a fiscal officer position for the village.

The move came at council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 21 after much discussion.

The new position will replace the clerk/treasurer position currently held by Andy Parker. Parker was elected in 2007 and has resigned his position effective Oct. 1, due to a job change.

Mayor Ellington recommended that council consider changing the position to that of fiscal officer but two council members were reluctant to change the position to that of an employee of the village.

Council member Pam Troxell said she would like to see a break-down showing what a fiscal officer makes as opposed to a clerk/treasurer. She was also concerned that by waiving the three-reading rule, residents would not have an opportunity to voice their opinions. Councilman David Woessner wanted the wording of the ordinance to reflect the fact that council would set the qualifications needed for the fiscal officer position.

It was agreed that the ordinance would include the verbiage regarding council setting parameters for the job.

After a vote to waive the three-reading rule, council approved the ordinance for solicitor Laura Abrams to proceed with the change. Troxell voted against the ordinance.

Abrams said she would proceed with advertising for applicants to apply for the fiscal officer position. Council members will set the parameters on pay and hours for the part-time position.
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