Following the dollars

Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 11:46 AM.

Instead of making do with the resources available, as county commissioners love to tell the school district, the cities and others, commissioners decided to tap taxpayers once again.

They actually double-dipped when they approved the county administrator moving forward on filling a position that would serve as a jack-of-all-trades under the administrator and other key department heads – public works, emergency management – headed toward retirement.

Broad job specifications, where there were any, salary to be determined, just add another administrative position.

And critics think the school district is top heavy? The county makes the school district appear penurious.

This position would be created and filled despite the fact that commissioners transformed the county jailer position into a deputy administrator position a few years back, paid appropriately, and the supervisor of human resources also identifies himself as a deputy administrator.

How is that bringing efficiency to government, as Commissioner Warren Yeager argued last week?

And what is the plan?

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