Council to consider new city manager Monday
An agreement with a new city manager and a public hearing on unmet transit needs and top Monday’s agenda for the Orland City Council.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Center, 912 Third St.
Peter R. Carr is up for consideration as the new city manager. His start date would be May 24 if the contract is approved.
His salary would be $100,000 per year, plus benefits. The contract would run through May 23, 2015.
Little other information is available about Carr’s background from the city, and his employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, city officials said.
Carr would replace Paul Poczobut Jr. as the full-time manager. His contract was not renewed in August of 2011 and he left the city at the end of October.
Since then, retired administrator Gail Wingard has served as interim city manager and likely will stay until
Carr is on board later this month.
Glenn County transportation officials and the council will seek public comment on the Glenn Ride bus system and potential route changes, stops or other suggestions for improving its service.
This is the third such hearing this spring, according to Glenn County Planner Mardy Thomas who coordinates this activity.
Previous hearings were conducted at the Willows City Council and the Glenn County Board of Supervisors meetings in April and May 1.
In other business, the council is being asked to approve a $34,000 contract with Napa sculptor Carl Ciliax to create a 6-foot bronze of a cowboy and stockhorse for placement on Fourth Street near Highway 32.
This contract is on behalf of the Orland Arts Commission which is raising funds for the project via donations from citizens, businesses and community groups - so no city funds are needed.
Council guidance on how to proceed with planning for the 2012-13 city budget also is requested by Wingard.
For more information, call 865-1600 or visit www.cityoforland.com.