Wednesday, February 14, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: David Myers, third from left (holding papers), after a meeting in Maywood two years ago. | File
During a Feb. 6 regular board meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted 6 to 0 in favor of an ordinance that separates the positions of assistant village manager and director of community development. Trustee Ron Rivers was absent from the meeting.
The vote reverses an ordinance established in 2013 that combined the two “at-will” positions into one. David Myers, the village employee who was hired that year and had been serving in the dual roles since they were combined, will now only function as director of community development.
During last week’s meeting, Maywood Village Manager Willie Norfleet, Jr., hinted that the village could be looking to hire an assistant village manager position in the future.
“There is a vacancy … which will be worked out,” he said.
Village officials did not go into detail during the meeting about why the positions were being separated.
According to the language of the new ordinance, the organization change was made “to better serve the village residents, property owners, business owners and the public.”
A Jan. 31 memo drafted by village attorney Michael Jurusik notes that the assistant village manager’s duties “will no longer including supervising the Department of Community Development; however, per the direction of the village manager, the assistant village manager’s duties could include supervising one or more village departments.”
As of 2016, Myers’ salary while working in both positions was $101,910, according to the Better Government Association’s payroll database. Village officials did not discuss how Myers’ pay would be affected by the organizational change and how much was budgeted for the assistant village manager position.
Norfleet could not be reached for comment on Wednesday afternoon. VFP
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