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February 15, 2013

Annetta secretary candidates revealed

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Council member Bruce Moore said he would like to amend the city ordinance about the city secretary position to include documentation from his or her supervisor.

“Definitely the city secretary works for the council but is directly supervised by the mayor,” he said. “I think there should be an annual report, an efficiency report, written by the mayor and approved by the council.”

Pinckard said he felt that would fit in the larger scope of adopting a personnel policy.

The council also deferred action on an expired contract with Blackboard Connect in order to answer questions about how the company’s fees are assessed.

Blackboard Connect is the system the town has used to contact residents — who opt to sign up — about water restrictions, temporary water system shutdowns and other issues.

Pinckard said the system, which relays information according to the user’s choice — through text messages, emails, phone calls or some combination — has 1,426 recipients, close to the town’s population.

One of the questions was whether a $2 charge for the service is assessed per individual or per device.

Another, from council member Rick Machak, was how the total amount paid is appropriated between water users and city residents.

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