Traffic calming is one area the mayor says needs a dedicated employee to oversee.
The Republican members of the Town Council were critical of the several new town job positions Mayor Scott Jackson proposed when he unveiled his 2014-15 budget to the Legislative Council Tuesday.
The$207 million proposed budget, which carries a 1.25 mill increase, would add several new positions, including a Traffic Calming Specialist, a Program Specialist for Public Information and a new technology department headed by a Chief Information Officer.
Jackson said the introduction of the new trash and recycling bins is proof that the Public Information Specialist is needed. Many residents were taken by surprise, he said, and the implementation of the program was difficult because of it. … Continue Reading