— Watching the House Impeachment Debate this afternoon. —
USE LESS WATER?
** Art Morris addressed city council again last night during the public comment period over the increased water and sewer rates and said they are very difficult for poor people to pay.
And he said this, in part:
There were comments made that, well, if people can save the amount of water they use they can drop the bill. Really? I mean really? There was an editorial on this in the newspaper because the city made that comment. It came out of, I think, the mayor’s office or Patrick saying one way we could do this is if people use less water.
The truth of the matter is – you could reduce the amount of water but it wouldn’t reduce your bill much because the city has to get so much money to pay for employees.
DELFS NEEDS HELP?
Randy Patterson, Chris Delfs
* Former Mayor Art Morris addressed city council last night about two recent hires – Chris Delfs who began as Lancaster’s Director of Community Planning and Economic Development on July 8th of this year and Stephen Campbell who will be the city’s Director of Public Works beginning in January.
Morris discussed gaps in their resumes and regarding Delfs stated the following (click here for the video):
The city seemed to acknowledge this gap when they retained Randy Patterson who previously had the job and retired from this position. They retained him as a consultant. His 12 month agreement is to provide consulting services to assist operations of this department.
His hourly rate is $125 an hour for 10 to 15 hours a week for the length of 12 months. This would be $32,500 for five hours per week. It would be $65,000 for 10 hours a week and it would be $97,500 for 15 hours to assist the person who is budgeted to earn $146,795 in 2020.
I don’t know the amount being billed but it would be good to know. When Randy Patterson was an employee, he did not need assistance and was paid almost the same as the position currently pays.
& MONEY DOWN THE DRAIN?