South Glengarry restructuring would eliminate economic development, communications positions

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

LANCASTER – A proposed reorganization of South Glengarry’s municipal staff would see the elimination of three positions while adding four to the ranks.

The proposal, which is cost neutral on paper, will be discussed at tonight’s (Monday) township council meeting. The plan was hashed out during two closed-door council meetings last month.

Under the reorganization, the township estimates it will save $35,000 to $49,000 a year.

The plan would see an accounts receivable clerk, a GIS planning technician, a deputy clerk and a deputy treasurer added to the payroll.

Both the GIS planning technician and the deputy clerk would cover off economic development and tourism when the position is eliminated. Communications would be handled by the deputy clerk.

With Ewen MacDonald set to retire, the general manager of infrastructure position would also be eliminated and the duties split up and assigned to the director of water and wastewater and the acting director of roads and waste management.

There are also some title changes as part of the reorganization.

In his report to council, CAO Tim Mills says the internal review saved $30,000 to $70,000 by not hiring an outside consultant.

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