Council Committee Diary: December 2022

Most council agenda items originate in one of council’s standing or ad hoc committees. You can learn more about council committees here and find meeting times and agendas here.

Following is an overview of council committee work from December:

  • Finance: Discussed use of Coal Severance Fund money for elevator repair at city hall; recommended council enact a salary of $70,000 for the new operations manager; considered online payments software.
  • Municipal Properties: Recommended a Rental Uses and Procedures policy for the Darden Complex to council.
  • Organizational Audit Committee (ad hoc): Continued work on the job descriptions of the operations assistant and operations administrative assistant, as well as on the structure and duties of the new Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer/Zoning Officer position.
  • Personnel Committee: x
  • Public Safety Committee: Discussed next steps regarding condemned properties to be demolished using DEP RADPP funds and recommended that the Personnel Committee consider a policy for regular performance and salary review for administrative officers not appointed to terms (i.e., fire chief, operations manager, and police chief).
  • Rules & Ordinances Committee: Continued analysis of city laws concerning animals and recommended updates to city election law required by the new city charter adopted in 2021.
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