The Washington City Council met in special session last night to hold discussions on important city issues. The council talked with Institute of Public Affairs Program Director Jeff Schott regarding the replacement of outgoing City Administrator Dave Plyman. Schott recommended the city use a hiring firm or their own staff to work on the replacement.
He says the council should look at exactly at what they want in the new administrator. Schott adds that the council should speak with key city officials and staff to assist in the process as well. The council decided to hold further discussion during their next meeting.
They also talked about future utility rates. Dave Plyman says to help offset the cost of the new sewer project, sewer rates will need to be increased.
He says many factors will have to be figured in order to determine how much they will go up. Plyman says the proposal will be presented at a future council meeting.
The Council also agreed to table further discussion on the lane change configuration to West Madison Street to next week’s regular City Council meeting.