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Centralia City Council To Consider Recinding Hiring Freeze

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

The Centralia City Council Monday night will be asked to rescind the hiring freeze.   The freeze was implemented on June 30th, 2011 as the city was working through its large deficit.  The change will allow the City Manager to hire employees based upon the Operating Budget.  

The lifting of the hiring freeze is part of an ordinance setting salaries for certain job classifications.  One change is to add the position of Deputy City Clerk as an add-on title to a full time employee.  The proposal is to eliminate the position of Deputy City Clerk and adds the position Administrative Clerk.  A provision of a $500 annual stipend for the appointed Deputy City Clerk is included. Current Deputy City Clerk Barbara Tippit has announced her plans to retire. 

The council will be asked to appoint Councilman Doug Krutsinger as Mayor Pro-Tem.  Mayor Tom Ashby is recommending Mike Musick be appointed to the Historic Preservation Commission and David Agee to the Centralia Recreation Board.   

Resolutions will also be presented to close various city streets for the 4th of July Veterans Day Parade as well as the Centralia Halloween and Children's Halloween Parades.  The council will also consider a request to allow the Placement of the Halloween Pumpkin Signs along the Halloween Parade Route and other city streets during the month of October.

The Centralia City Council meeting begins at seven Monday night at Centralia City Hall.   

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