Last night at the wrap up for the budget it looks like the Clerk will be getting a new hire after all… How you ask with the city in a financial mess? Good question one I don’t have the answer to the Mayor made it clear to all departments that he did not want them asking for any new hires. I guess the Clerk didn’t get the memo not that he would have paid any attention to it any way. Since wearing the crown on his head it seems that the clerk rules the roost over at city hall.. The Council Chair said “we have to listen to what he needs he knows what he needs.” Yes I’ve no doubt about that and so do all the other departments over there they would all like to have more people working to get the job done, but they can’t ask for more personal. They got the memo and listened they are all working with less and getting all of the work done in their departments. So why can’t our newly crowed Clerk get his done?
Couple of weeks ago someone who works for the county told me after they heard that he was asking for more hires in his office. They said “do you have any idea how many Clerks in Wayne County are working by themselves?” They went on to say to me “Come on Kathy how much work could this man have in a city of 57,000 residents.” “What happened to his I can work within the budgetary constraints that the city now finds it’s self in.” To these questions and more I have no answer. Why the council is even considering this is again something I have no answer to. Why is it all right to give him and no one else? Oh sorry I take that back the council is approving a new hire in the Assessors office. It’s my understanding they did not ask for the new hire the council decided to give it to them.
One thing we should all understand the Deputy Clerk/Council Sec position has to be tested for and a panel of 3 clerks from different city’s if I understand right conduct the interviews they then give the Clerk three names. He picks one of the three. Now what makes the Clerk think the Union is going to let him turn a Union position into a non-union position. The Council is going to look into this some more to see if they can do it or not What? Come on people you all but gave him his extra employee and you are considering giving him that too. You know as responsible parents we never give our children what they want when they whine well I didn’t, but looks like that’s just old school thinking the new way of doing things the one that whines the most gets it all. So to all of you department heads at city hall let this be a lesson to you WHINE your fool heads off if you want something.
Council votes on the budget Monday if you have any concerns call your council before then.