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CITY STAFF CHANGES 10-2-13 LMS

There have been several changes within the city staff over the past few months which Mayor Leo Marshall reviewed for the October 2 City Council meeting.

He said in May the city’s administrator resigned. Just recently City Recreation Director and Sacajawea Center Director Judy Barkley announced her retirement and Assistant Center Director Kim Back will soon be moving out of state.

Marshall reminded the council it had approved a budget for an administrative assistant for the mayor and for the Sacajawea Center staffing. He said he has been meeting with city Finance Director Amy Fealko, City Clerk Mary Benton and with Mary Cerise who has been working for the city as a grant writer since last December. He apprised the council of the proposals that have come from those meetings.

Marshall said the administrative assistant will come in the form of Mary Cerise as Grants/ Community Development Project Coordinator at $38,272 a year. Marshall attributed the salvation of the Pathway to City Park project to hard work by Cerise and she in turn credited the team of city staff members that made it possible.

Civil Engineer Steve Frazee will be hired as Project Engineer on a project by project basis with an annual salary not to exceed $15,000. Marshall said Frazee has gone above and beyond in helping the city with the sidewalk and the pathway projects. Cerise has worked with him on several projects and called him a ‘consummate professional.’

There were from ten to 15 applications for the Sacajawea Center Director position. After several interviews by the mayor and city staff members Lynn Gray from Stanley, Idaho was hired.

Denyce and Joe Bigley of the Salmon Outdoor School will take over Kim Back’s programming duties at the Center

In dollars and cents, there will be an administrative cost savings of $3,156 and Sacajawea Center director and programming cost savings of $21,725. Ashley Varley has taken over as Swimming Pool Manager and Recreation Coordinator at a savings to the city of $3,228.

The City Council vote of approval of the staffing proposal was unanimous.


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