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April 15, 2013

Council can fill 1 position

The Centerville City Council tonight at City Hall will consider the personnel committee’s recommendation to fill the administrative assistant’s position. The agenda packet distributed by the city doesn’t name the committee’s recommendation.

In a related issue, the council has a resolution to consider setting the salary for the new administrative assistant.

The council has the opportunity to approve the recruiting profile for a new city administrator as presented by Brimeyer Fursman, a firm that specializes in executive searches. The proposed salary range is $70,000-$90,000, application deadline is May 17 with the new city administrator expected to be in place by July.

In other action:

The council will consider a resolution to set a time and date for a public hearing to approve the FY13 budget amendment.

Tod Faris, Appanoose Economic Development Corporation executive director, is expected to approach the council about the city’s participation with AEDC and Appanoose County in a coordinated website. Appanoose County has already decided to participate.

Michele Bellemare and Margeret Repasz, with Americorps, is expected to request the use of the city pool free of charge on June 25 for students who participated in the summer program.

Jay Rogers will review the Centerville Municipal Airport loan agreement with the city, which was approved by the council Dec. 6, 2010. The short-term interest-only $42,054 loan was to be used to finance payroll and benefits for the the balance of the fiscal year and pay off outstanding bills and the principal was to be repaid within two years.

And on a personal level, Rogers is expected to discuss a water drainage problem behind his house and property.

Robert Holcomb, owner of Tie Dye Shop and Boutique is expected to ask the council to declare a no parking zone for a portion of Stewart Street south of his store.

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