City Council voted Monday to turn over some of the duties of the city clerk to the human resources director.
Bryan Fobbus, human resources director, said the duties deal with personnel issues that normally fall under human resources, such as the employee appeal process.
Fobbus said the amendment to the city code was simply housekeeping.
“We’re just cleaning it up,” he said.
In other business, the council approved a contract with International City Builders for the firm to serve as program manager on various special purpose local option sales tax construction projects.
During the public comment section of the meeting, Gene Zelinski, a resident of The Arbors subdivision, complained about the city not cutting the grass in the public rights of way and about problems with blackbirds at a retention pond.
He said there’s also an area that’s being used as an illegal dumping ground.
“It’s just unbelievable the stuff that we have there,” Zelinski said.
Zelinski said he did not know who represents the subdivision, but he would like to meet with that council member.
Councilman Tim Thomas said the subdivision is within the area he represents and that he would be glad to meet with Zelinski to address his concerns.
“We’ll see what we can do to take care of your problem, if at all possible,” Thomas said.
Also, during a pre-council meeting Monday, council members were told that a long-awaited traffic study of Leisure Lake Drive and Moody Road was expected to start Aug. 5.
The start of the study was delayed in order to get a realistic traffic count once school is back in session, city staff said.
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