Deadline for Red Oak city clerk position Feb. 1
The City of Red Oak is making progress on the hiring of a new full-time city clerk.
Interim city administrator Al Vacanti updated the council on the current progress being made at the regular Red Oak City Council meeting Jan. 16. Vacanti said there have been multiple people expressing interest in the post.
“We’ve had six applications for the position of city clerk so far, and it’s my understanding that we will have one more application coming in before the February deadline. We are seeking applications until Feb. 1,” Vacanti said.
Shortly after the deadline closes, Vacanti said he will begin the process of scheduling the interviews.
“My hope is that by the middle part of February, the council will have a candidate they wish to make an offer to, so that in the early part of March, they can be seated and included in the city’s budgeting process,” commented Vacanti.
As for the search for a city administrator, Vacanti said he had sent out letters to the consulting firms for requests for proposals.
“These are firms that the city has used before. We’re asking that the proposals be given to us by mid February, so a decision can be made and a start date for the new city administrator no later than March 31,” Vacanti stated.
Vacanti added by extending the search date, that would allow active city administrators who may be interested in moving to the Red Oak position time to complete the budgeting process in their respective communities.
“We’re still hopeful that we can get a proposal and get the new city administrator started before April 1,” Vacanti commented.
In other business the council:
• Approved hangar lease agreements, per the Red Oak Airport Commission’s recommendation, for KGL Aviation/Lynn Taylor, Terry Dalton, and Duane Harris.