Dublin Villager

City adds director job, reinstates assistant city manager's post

By ThisWeek Community News  • 

Dublin will add two new leadership positions to its roster.

Dublin City Council members last week approved adding an assistant city manager position and director of public services job.

City Manager Marsha Grigsby said the new director of public services job was deemed necessary by a study completed by the Novak Group regarding maintenance and city services in Dublin.

"We're hopeful by doing that, (the public services director) will get up every day thinking of how we maintain and provide city services ... (and) how to keep the structure more sustainable. I think we need to make some changes," Grigsby said.

Engineering, streets and utilities and parks and open space will be under the purview of the new position that will focus on maintaining Dublin's roads, sewers, bike paths and other infrastructure.

"It will serve the city as we transfer from a growing, building city to focus on maintenance and all services we provide," Grigsby said.

Council members also approved the reinstitution of the assistant city manager position June 10.

Grigsby said when former Police Chief Mike Epperson left Dublin in 2010, his responsibilities outside of police chief were split between the director of administrative services and the city manager's office.

Director of Administrative Services Michelle Crandall will become the assistant city manager, Grigsby said.

"She'll do her current jobs, but not oversee parks and open space," she said.

The job descriptions and pay scale have yet to be approved by council members.

 

Other matters

In other council news, Mayor Tim Lecklider announced he plans to run for re-election this fall.

Lecklider is the Ward Four representative and said he hopes his constituents will give him another four years on Dublin City Council.

"I'm excited about what lies ahead for Dublin," he said.

City Council Member Cathy Boring announced in April she would not run for another term in the Ward One seat.

Greg Peterson, who served one term on council in 1997, said he will run for Boring's seat this fall.

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