Not everyone is good or bad, smart or dumb, or even evil pollywosits…. City Hall has restructured after losing Stephen Alexanders salary due to retirement.
The city issued the press release below. It gives CFO Maureen Alexander a stronger grip of how things runs as Norm Levac gets ready for his retirement. Mark Boileau might actually get to do more work now as it wasn’t apparent that he was doing much at Economic Development and Kevin Lajoie can’t hang out with Bob Peters all the time any more.
The Seaway News is reporting $100K in yearly savings. I guess it helps to have a councilor on staff as Mr. Levac has not responded to our calls or emails as of press time.
I kinda like this idea. I’d like to know the hard numbers though. Has anyone on the list below been given a salary bump in the finagling?
On the surface, at least until some questions are answered I’d have to give the plan a hesitant thumbs up. Kudos to City Hall on this one.
CAO Norm Levac announces corporate reorganization plan
CAO Norm Levac is pleased to announce a series of changes to the City of Cornwall’s organizational structure that will lead to efficiencies for the municipal government.
The reorganization consists of three main components:
– Economic Development Manager Mark Boileau will be assuming the managerial role for the Department of Planning, Parks and Recreation, in addition to his existing duties. In this capacity, Mr. Boileau will be taking over the duties that were held by Mr. Stephen Alexander, who recently retired from the City of Cornwall.
– A Shared Services Department will be created from all services that are shared with the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (namely Emergency Medical Services, the Glen Stor Dun Lodge and Social and Housing Services). The Shared Services Department will be overseen by Myles Cassidy.
– The Public Information Coordinator will be moved from Economic Development to the Office of the CAO and relocated within City Hall.
The changes will be put in place effective immediately, and are expected to be fully implemented by September 1.
The changes will result in having the following people reporting directly to the CAO: Maureen Adams – General Manager, Financial Services, John St. Marseille, General Manager, Infrastructure and Municipal Works, Mark Boileau – General Manager, Planning, Parks and Recreation, Myles Cassidy, General Manager, Shared Services, Helen Finn – City Clerk, Pierre Voisine – Chief, Fire Services, Geoff Clarke – Director, Human Resources and Kevin Lajoie – Public Information Coordinator.
“This will create a more efficient reporting structure between the Office of the CAO and the senior management team,” said Mr. Levac. “It will also allow us to focus more on strategic initiatives in addition to operational issues.”
The reorganization will also result in senior managers and the CAO having more time to dedicate to other community and corporate matters. Corporate communications will also be enhanced as part of the reorganization.
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