By Joan Durbin / Neighbor Newspapers
Since breaking the connection to consultant CH2M Hill last year and electing to bring all personnel functions in house, Milton officials have been busy revamping and streamlining
Seven city positions in place under the consultant’s contract are no longer on the books, according to City Manager Chris Lagerbloom.“We are right-sizing for our city size of around 20,000 [residents] and it’s made us more efficient,” he said.
Two more positions, special events coordinator and one of four in the IT department, were cut recently, Lagerbloom said.
The duties of planning and coordinating the city’s special events are being blended into the parks and recreation director’s job description. Milton’s first-ever parks and recreation director, Cyndee Bonacci, starts this week at a salary of $85,000. Bonacci held the same position in Snellville, where she won 2008 Distinguished Professional of the Year for the Georgia Recreation and Park Association.
Milton now has 54 fire employees, 26 in the police department and 29 general government employees.