Well our Council built it, not a Field of Dreams like in the movie but a structure a bureaucracy comprised of a
with three Directors under him with each one of those having a Manager reporting
to them. Seven high paid administrative positions to look after a workforce of
barely fifty people and run a town with a declining tax base and population.
Well just like the movie we built it and they came, we just can not seem to keep them. Let’s go through the list:
CAO Tully Clifford
July 2011 Director of HR and legislative services Lynne Cox leaves.
September 2011 Director of Community Services Cam Mertz leaves.
April 2012 Fire Chief Ken Brands leaves.
June 2012 Manager of Operations Bob Schulz leaves.
July 2012 Manager of Corporate Services Mariann Martens leaves.
This does not include the Manager of Operations that was hired prior to Mr Schulz who was suppose to show up on a Monday and never did.
Sprinkle in there some expensive replacements from Transitional Solutions, Councilor Saindon stated at the last town forum the municipality had senior positions vacant for a period of 31 months combined.
It’s fine to propose “change” but is this what they were really talking about, large amounts of turn over in an organization usually indicates that there are much bigger problems. If anybody wants to argue that isn’t the case, then somebody sure made some poor choices when they hired these people five of the people above were here for less than a year. Either way there is a problem.
Yes I realize that people come and go and sometimes for the betterment of an organization changes must be made but this many in the span of one year?