County restores EDC, alters operational model

Published: Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 09:32 AM.

“We show we have no continuity,” Bryan said. “We move in different directions on economic development. Private partners are afraid to invest in economic development.

“We need to make use of the assets we have available. We don’t need to move in different directions.”

She also opposed the decision because Butler offered no specifics on how the consultant would be paid or for how long.

The other position was one discussed by the board previously, an employee to essentially work across all departments, particularly as several key employees reach retirement in the next two to five years.

Bryan said the county had more pressing issues – a landfill that without expansion could be in danger of closing in five years and economic development – and suggested now was not the time to “expand” government.

“We need to make due with what we have,” Bryan said, adding that no salary was attached to the job specifications. “In better times we could use this position.

“I have to wonder what the plan is. We have a lot of issues that are pressing.

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