Herbert emphasized that the assistant will not make important decisions by him/herself, but will assist the mayor and will be able to give direction under the mayor’s supervision. He also said the assistant will not sit at the City Hall front desk, and that visitors will be directed to the proper offices with signage.
The council adopted the ordinance in first reading as amended Monday evening and will revisit the issue at the next meeting.
Tuesday afternoon, Herbert said that he does not have to advertise for the position, but planned to do so.
The council on Monday also:
• Was told by City Engineer Gary Murray that the city should consider updating its comprehensive plan, which is seven years old.
• Approved to provide a match of about $30,000 to gain federal funds of about $300,000 to replace regulatory signs.
• Heard reports from Greensburg Fire Chief Scott Chasteen and Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent Jeff Smith.
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