CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION CHANGING THE CITY OF GREEN RIVER'S CLASSIFICATION PLAN
Since the adoption of the FY20 Classification Plan effective July 1, 2019, the City has assessed changes in departmental structures to support City needs as a result of several positions being vacated. We have taken the time to work with the departments impacted by these changes to develop positions that better fit the roles and responsibilities of our City staff and allow us to provide a higher level of service to our citizens without increasing our FY20 salary budget. The proposed changes include reclassification of the Planning Technician position to a Planning & Zoning Administrator that will continue to work with the Development Services staff and report to the Director of Public Works. Additionally, with the collaborative efforts of our Community Development, Engineering and Inspections staff in order to become a comprehensive Development Services group, we will eliminate the Director of Community Development position. We will also add the position of Governmental Affairs & Grants Manager that reports to the City Administrator. This position is one that has been carefully developed over the last 8 months to ensure it fits the City’s needs in the areas of legislative initiatives, economic development, and grant funding opportunities. This position is planned to be included as part of the FY21 budget, but we would like to be able to fill it this spring. Due to a position vacancy in Administration, the salary for the new position will be absorbed by the existing FY20 salary budget.
Suggested Motion: I move to approve the resolution changing the City of Green River's Classification Plan adding the positions of Planning & Zoning Administrator and Governmental Affairs & Grants Manager and removing the positions of Planning Technician and Director of Community Development to be effective February 1, 2020.