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Geneva looks for solutions to city staffing issues

The majority of this month’s Geneva Town Council meeting was spent discussing possible solutions to city staffing issues. So far in 2015, Geneva has already paid over $6,000 in overtime to city employees. The biggest need for help was in the area of waste water management. The two staffing solutions discussed, in order to cut down on overtime pay and cut the work load for current employees, were to hire a town manager or to hire a laborer. Council president Dick Clutter informed the group that if a department head becomes ill or goes on vacation, there is no one available at the current time to fulfill his or her duties. Most of the discussion centered around the possibility of hiring a town manager. President Dick Clutter shared, “Town employees feel they need someone to go to when they have a problem.” According to the job description that was shown at the meeting, the town manger would, “be responsible for long-range planning, exploring grants and other sources of funding,... Read More >