LANCASTER – A municipal restructuring in South Glengarry that eliminated three positions won’t see two of those employees going very far.
The shuffle, originally drafted by CAO Tim Mills, eliminates the economic development and communications positions. The general manager of infrastructure duties are being divvied up to the managers of waterworks and roads/waste after Ewen MacDonald retires.
The reorganization also creates a deputy clerk, a deputy treasurer, an accounts receivable clerk and a GIS planning technician.
On Monday night, council approved the hiring of Shauna Baggs as the deputy clerk, who had held the economic development portfolio. Baggs has held a number of roles in SD&G and was a municipal services assistant with South Stormont from 2007-2013.
Kaylyn MacDonald, who had been deputy clerk covering for Kelli Campeau’s maternity leave, has been hired as the deputy treasurer. MacDonald has previous experience in finance in Brockville and South Glengarry.
Campeau returned to her clerk’s position on Monday.
Mill’s restructuring is cost neutral on paper, meaning the changes in staffing have no effect on municipal ratepayers.