PARKERSBURG - A City Council Personnel Committee meeting to discuss hiring a community resource coordinator was canceled Wednesday, and a new meeting date has not been set.
Committee members were set to discuss hiring a community resource coordinator, a new position which would oversee various projects within the city, including the 311 information number, the Downtown Farmers Market and establishment of a permanent downtown marketplace, and a city-wide inventory and database of vacant buildings for rent or sale.
The position would be part of the city's development department and would report to Development Director Ann Conageski.
Committee chair and council member Sharon Lynch canceled the meeting early Wednesday afternoon after it became clear there would not be enough members present to form a quorum.
The announcement came as city officials clarified a few aspects of the new position.
In the job description pay was listed at $33,956, but officials indicated that pay rate was incorrect. Mayor Bob Newell, who is out of the office this week, said he believed the pay rate would be closer to $10 an hour.
Community Resource Coordinator
* The position of community resource coordinator would be part of the city's development department and would report to Development Director Ann Conageski.
* Officials indicated the pay rate of $33,956 is incorrect.
* Officials will look at similar jobs and other factors to determine pay for the position
Personnel Director Pamela Salvage said officials will look at similar jobs and other factors to determine pay for the position.
"There is no pay rate at this time," she said. "What it will be, we are still determining."
Officials had indicated Vista volunteer Jay Fisher, who has been handling most of the duties which will fall under the community resource coordinator, would be the top candidate for the new position. Fisher has been paid for the past two years through Vista.
Salvage said the position, once created by council, will be posted for all applicants.
"It will be open to the public, and if we have a more qualified candidate, that would be who the city would choose," she said.
Salvage said council and committee members have not established a new meeting date to discuss the coordinator position.
"I would think it would be soon, but I haven't heard anything yet," she said.