Mayoral position to become part-time

The mayor of Centerville will soon be a part-time job.

Centerville city council has moved along with a proposal to cut the full-time mayor TMs position to part-time. It would also slash the salary to $14,000. The change could take place within the next month.

Current mayor Marsha Mitchell says this change is much needed for both efficiency and monetary reason.

Like most cities, were not rolling in money by any stretch of the imagination, said Mitchell. It provides a little more continuity and stability.

Mitchell has been mayor since 2008 and has no plans to run for re-election. She says her decision not to run again is not due to the possible changes.

The form of government the city has, (mayor and city council), will not change under the provision. The new role for the new mayor would take place on January 1, 2012.

The city has recently appointed city clerk Kim Crego to the position of city administrator. This will help the new part-time mayor next year. That job appointment will take place on the first of next year as well.

Crego is a native of Centerville and is looking forward to working with familiar faces.

It TMs fabulous, said Crego. I know a lot of the personalities already. It wasn TMt like I didn TMt know a lot of these people. I grew up with them, went to school with them, so Centerville TMs a small enough town that you know everybody who lives here.

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